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Annual Professional Achievement Award

Nominations due: Monday, February 26, 2018

The WISDM Professional Achievement Award is presented annually by the Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine (WISDM) Faculty Organization, VCU School of Medicine, MCV Campus. This unique award was established in 1993 to acknowledge the special contributions and accomplishments of women faculty in the School of Medicine. The primary purpose of this award is to recognize a woman who is a role model and mentor, promoting the professional development of other women faculty. Nominees should demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

  1. Success as a mentor and role model for women faculty
  2. Professional excellence: accomplished in their primary area of practice (clinical, basic sciences, etc.)
  3. Leadership: university administrative duties and other leadership roles
  4. Scholarship
  5. Teaching expertise
School of Medicine

Nominations are solicited annually from all School of Medicine faculty members and should include a letter from the primary nominator, a CV, and no more than five (5) support letters from supervisors, faculty, trainees, and/or students addressing the five areas of excellence. Previous nominees can be renominated with an updated CV and no more than five (5) support letters, which may include old and/or new letters, from supervisors, faculty, trainees, and/or students addressing the five areas of excellence. The letters should be addressed to Dr. Kimberly Sanford, WISDM President.

Submit nomination packets electronically to deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org thru Filelocker at http://www.ts.vcu.edu/askit/university-resources/vcu-filelocker/ (click on “Visit VCU Filelocker”).  Any questions, contact Debbie Stewart, 828-6591, deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org

The award will be presented at the annual WISDM Leadership Conference, Friday, April 27, 2018, MCV Campus, and at the 2018 SOM Faculty Excellence Awards in the fall. Nominations are sought for SOM women faculty only.

School of Dentistry

The VCU School of Dentistry manages their WISDM Professional Achievement award process separately. For criteria and selection process contact: Meredith Bryk, mlbryk@vcu.edu

All faculty members in the schools of medicine and dentistry are invited to submit nominations to their respective schools. The awardees will be notified in time to accept the award at the Annual WISDM Leadership Conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Previous Professional Achievement Award Winners

School of Medicine

School of Dentistry

Congratulations to all our outstanding women faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry!