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Outstanding Woman Faculty Award

The Outstanding Woman Faculty Award began in 2001 to reward women of academic achievement who mentor and encourage junior women in medicine and science.  Past are Debra Fiser, MD, Professor and Dean, College of Medicine (2001), Teresita Angtuaco, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology (2002), Laura Hutchins, MD, Professor of Medicine (2003), Jeanne Heard, MD, PhD, former Professor, Department of Medicine and former Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education (2004), Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD, Vice-Chair and Professor of Geriatrics (2005), Cindy Kane, Ph.D., Professor, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences (2006), and Jeannette M. Shorey II, MD, Associate Dean, CME & Faculty Affairs (2007), and Linda L. M. Worley, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry (2008), and Gwen Childs, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Neurobiology and Developmental Science (2009), Mary Aitken, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics (2010). Stacy Jones, MD, Pediatrics (2011), Dana Gaddy, Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics (2012).

What is the definition of an Outstanding Woman Faculty Member?
One who is a successful and appreciated mentor and role model with a record of scholarly endeavors, demonstrable teaching expertise, strong leadership as demonstrated by administrative skills and professional accomplishments, a history of helping develop careers for other women, Women’s Caucus involvement, and a record of clinical or research excellence (if applicable)Emphasis will be placed on leadership and mentoring.

Who Belongs to the Caucus and Who Can Vote?
All College of Medicine women faculty are members of the Women’s Faculty Development Caucus and as such can nominate and vote
Only College of Medicine women Associate Professors or Professors are eligible for nomination.   

Who is an Outstanding Woman Faculty Member?
One who is a successful and appreciated mentor and role model with a record of scholarly endeavors, demonstrable teaching expertise, strong leadership as demonstrated by administrative skills and professional accomplishments, a history of developing careers for other women, Women’s Caucus involvement, and a record of clinical or research excellence (if applicable)Emphasis will be placed on leadership and mentoring.

Our thanks to Arvest Bank for their 11 year of support for this dinner and award.


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