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LouAnn Woodward, MD, Authentic Leadership Award

The LouAnn Woodward, MD, Authentic Leadership Award's purpose is to acknowledge a female UMMC faculty member who has achieved significant accomplishments.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Outstanding performance in the areas of leadership, mentorship, research, education, institutional or community service, or other noteworthy area;
  • Accomplishments that have lent themselves to the development, advancement, promotion, and support of women on campus, in the community, or the state as a whole;
  • Influence that has improved the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine;
  • Efforts that have enhanced the development of women faculty into positions of greater leadership and involvement, thus supporting the retention of women in academic medicine.


Open to UMMC female faculty members

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

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • 3-5 letters of recommendation are required

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