Women in Medicine Awards

2015 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development

Please join us in congratulating the SOM faculty who were accepted to attend the 2015 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development seminar. This is a competitive application and we are thrilled to have three women from UVA attending. Attendees include:

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

Two of our faculty were accepted to participate in this year’s Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar! 

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Tania A Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health

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Sara K Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, in the Division of Pediatric Surgery

Sara K Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Tania A Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health were both accepted to participate in this year’s Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.

The 2015 Early Career Women Professional Development Seminar was held July 11-14, 2015, at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood, Colorado. This popular seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership. This three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. Seminar attendees develop academic medicine career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career development. Leadership topics are also covered. Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in particular areas and demonstrated leadership capabilities. They offer valuable information, inspiring stories, and practical advice to support career advancement.

 

2015 Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award

This year’s Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award recipient is Dr. Susan M. Pollart, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine.Pollart

From the letter nominating Dr. Pollart to receive this award, “Dr. Pollart embodies the spirit and intent of the award through her excellence in leadership, mentoring, community service, and commitment to continuous learning. Dr. Pollart is a stalwart advocate of helping faculty, housestaff, students, and, in particular, women and minorities continue to grow and reach their potential within the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine.”

This award is made annually to a woman at UVa by means of a pan-university nomination and selection process. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in work that makes a direct and significant impact on the core academic enterprise of the University, and for outstanding service to the University, within and beyond the expectations of her position. Recipients receive $1,000 for professional or personal development. Click  here for full award information.

 

Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Research and Training

Janet V. Cross, PhD, appointed as the School of Medicine’s new Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Research and Training, effective July 1, 2015. In this janet crossposition, Dr. Cross will work with the Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs predominantly in the areas of diversity recruitment and retention, training in the responsible conduct of research, individual development plans for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, 1st year student oversight, curriculum, and program evaluation and data collection for the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) graduate program.

 

Dr. Cross received an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. She came to UVA in 2002 as a Research Associate and has moved up the ranks to her current position as Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. She has been heavily involved in education in the School of Medicine; among her many academic roles, she serves as Director of the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease Graduate Program, one of the admissions co-chairs for the BIMS graduate program, and an academic advisor to our graduate students. She is also a gifted teacher, which was recognized in 2011 with a Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award and selection into the Academy of Distinguished Educators. Finally, Dr. Cross runs an active research program focused predominantly on cell signaling and the immune tumor microenvironment in breast cancer. In this capacity, she has mentored 4 PhD candidates and numerous undergraduate students.

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J. Kim Penberthy, PhD was just elected to the the Committee on Diversity of the Division for the Executive Committee of Society of Clinical Psychology.

 

2014 Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award

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This School of Medicine award, facilitated by the SOM Committee on Women, recognizes professional achievement and leadership qualities in a faculty member who exhibits excellence in areas including clinical care, teaching, scholarship, mentoring, research, leadership within or outside of the SOM and through this excellence fosters a better environment for women.

The award was named in recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Sharon L. Hostler, MD. Dr. Hostler is a model leader, serving as chair of the Committee on Women from 1989-1995. Her efforts at achieving gender equity resulted in the seminal publication on the Status of Women in the School of Medicine (1990) and the Update on the Status of Women (1996).  For further information or to make a nomination, please contact the Chair of the Committee on Women, Dr. Nina Solenski

Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

This award is sponsored by the UVa Women’s Center and made possible by the generosity of alumnus David A. Harrison III. Honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity, and commitment that characterized Elizabeth Zintl’s significant contribution to the University of Virginia. Also recognizes that such leadership is found in many areas and positions within the academic community.

This award is made annually to a woman at UVa by means of a pan-university nomination and selection process. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in work that makes a direct and significant impact on the core academic enterprise of the University, and for outstanding service to the University, within and beyond the expectations of her position. Recipients receive $1,000 for professional or personal development. Click  here for full award information.

Women’s Center Distinguished Alumnae Award

The award was established to recognize a female graduate of the University of Virginia who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change. Each year, we celebrate the honoree’s accomplishments with the community via a Distinguished Lecture and a public reception.

AAMC National Meetings and Awards for Women in Medicine

Annual Professional Development Meetings include the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar and the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. The SOM Committee on Women has funds to help sponsor participants, through a cost-sharing arrangement with the department of the participant. Please contact Committee Chair Dr. Nina Solenski, for further information. UVA Faculty Leadership Program Receives

2007 AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Development Program Award

This award recognizes individual and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine. Since the first award in 1993, these prestigious awards have recognized 16 individuals and (only) seven medical school based women in medicine programs.
In 2006-07, FLP programs served 1143 participants (some attended more than one session), in more than 120 programs, earning 5372 CME credits. The School of Medicine was nominated for this award by Dearing Johns and Christine Peterson, with assistance from Dean’s Office personnel Elizabeth Graham, Juliet Trail, and Addeane Caelleigh.