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GWIMS Leadership Development Award

The Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Awards recognize individual and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine. Since the first award in 1995, these prestigious awards have recognized over 30 individuals and organizations.

The award presentation is made during the Women in Medicine and Science Awards Luncheon at the AAMC Annual meeting. The AAMC will cover transportation expenses for the honoree. In addition, each honoree receives an inscribed award.

Nomination Process

The 2014 call for nominations is now closed.

Individual Award
Submission Requirements for Individual Award

Organization/Institutional/Program Award
Submission Requirements for Organization/Institution/Program Award

Selection Process

The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of established and emerging leaders and programs. Any member of the academic medicine community may nominate one individual and/or organization for the award. Nominees that were submitted but not accepted from previous years remain eligible (previous nominees are not automatically reconsidered each year).
The GWIMS Steering committee will review all nominee submissions for evidence of extraordinary, innovative and far-reaching contributions that:

  • Promote women's leadership through the individual's accomplishments;
  • Encourage and advocate for the development of academic women leaders;
  • Improve the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine;
  • Enhance the development of women faculty into positions of greater leadership; and/or
  • Inspire women to be leaders through their own careers in academic medicine.

2014 Awardees

Individual Awardee


Nancy J. Tarbell, M.D.
Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs
C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School
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Organizational Awardee

Georgetown University Medical Center, Georgetown Women in Medicine

Georgetown Women in Medicine,
Georgetown University Medical Center
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Award Resources

The Art of Successful Nominations By Jocelyn Chertoff, M.D., M.S.