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UMMC GWIMS Shining Star Award (Mid-Career Faculty)

The Shining Star Award's purpose is to acknowledge women faculty or non-faculty members in the UMMC Schools who are in the middle phase of their careers and have exhibited academic accomplishments in leadership, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and trainees
  • Participation in committees to further develop leadership skills
  • Professional excellence
  • Engagement in leadership roles at the university, regional, and/or national level (i.e. development of clinic work, educational effort, manuscripts, committees, etc.)
  • A steadfast commitment to enhanced collaboration and productive relationships with faculty, non-faculty, and trainees at all levels of the UMMC organization
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women faculty, non-faculty, trainee, and staff members on the UMMC campus
  • Worked to create a respectful environment for education, patient care, and research through a collaborative systems approach


UMMC female faculty member at the level of associate professor or equivalent (basic science or clinical positions) in any school

To self-nominate or to nominate a well-deserving individual, please return the following required information:

  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • Up to two (2) letters of recommendation are preferred, but not required

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