GWIMS Awards

Each year, The UW SMPH Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) accepts nominations for the annual UW SMPH GWIMS Awards. These awards are presented at our annual Women in Medicine & Science Symposium, which this year will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 2-5 p.m. 

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Sept.  29, 2023. The deadline for nominations for the GWIMS/BIRCWH Women’s Health Research Mentorship Award specifically has been extended to Friday, Oct. 13. 

Please email nomination materials to Nasia Safdar’s administrative assistant, Lisa Beierschmitt.

Please see below for specifics regarding this year’s awards for Women Faculty: 

GWIMS Impact Awards: A nominee’s contributions could be in any area – advocacy, clinical work, education, research, program development, administration, community involvement, faculty development, etc., and will be evaluated based on evidence of ongoing and substantive impact in one of these areas of academic medicine and science. Three Impact awardees will be selected annually — we aim to honor the work of GWIMS members at all ranks and all tracks with these awards. 

GWIMS Advancing Women in Medicine and Science Award: This award is to recognize scholarship or advocacy work specifically advancing women in medicine and science. 

GWIMS Excellence in Mentorship Award: This award is to recognize sustained and effective mentorship in advancing the careers of women in medicine and science. 

GWIMS/BIRCWH Women’s Health Research Mentorship Award: This award is to recognize impactful mentorship of women scientists fostering successful careers in women’s health and sex/gender differences research. The award is co-sponsored by the UW BIRCWH Program. 

All nominees must be UW SMPH GWIMS members. If you have someone in mind who is not currently a member, please encourage them to join by completing the membership form link on the GWIMS Intranet.

Self-nominations are not allowed. 

Current GWIMS Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards and cannot nominate or write letters for nominees. 

Nomination packets must contain: 

    • Letter of support (1-2 pages) from: Nominator (nominator may be a peer, or supervisor or, in the case of mentorship awards, past or current mentees)
    • Letter of support (1-2 pages) from: Department Chair/Vice Chair/Division Chief/Center Director as applicable 
    • Curriculum vitae