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LouAnn Woodward, MD Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a faculty member who has achieved significant accomplishments in academic leadership while also demonstrating efforts that align with the GWIMS mission to advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women faculty and learners (students, residents, post-doctoral fellows) within academic medicine.

The candidate must exhibit evidence of:

  • Outstanding performance in the areas of leadership, mentorship, research, education, institutional or community service, and/or other noteworthy areas
  • Accomplishments that have lent themselves to the development, advancement, promotion, and support of women on campus, in the community, and/or in the state
  • 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 and science
  • Influence that has improved the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine and science
  • Success as a role model for women faculty, non-faculty, and trainees
  • Participation in committees or activities to further develop professional skills
  • Exemplary professionalism
  • An effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change


  • UMMC faculty member at the level of professor in any school.

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

  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation are required

Submit all nomination materials by using this online form.