Gender Equity Awards


The Department of Medicine Gender Equity Awards recognize and celebrate individuals who are dedicated to supporting the success of women and gender minorities.

Award recipients
This is unpublished


Four awards will be presented each year. One faculty or trainee and one staff will be awarded in two categories: Mentorship and Trailblazer.

Mentorship Awards

The Mentorship Awards honor those who have encouraged and supported women and gender minorities in their academic and professional endeavors.


Documented evidence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Success as a role model for women and/or gender minorities
  • Committee work in diversity, gender equity, recruitment (search committees)
  • Service as a mentor, advisor, sponsor, and/or teacher of women/gender minorities
  • Commitment to career development and advancement of women/gender minorities
  • Mentoring and promoting mentor initiatives for women
  • Participation in activities or training to develop mentorship skills
  • Efforts to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women/gender minorities

Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazer Awards honors those who have blazed a trail for women and gender minorities, served as a catalyst for change that enhances the success of women and gender minorities, and/or who have made noteworthy contributions to the department, school or larger community.


Documented evidence in one or more of the following areas:

  • Creating/participating/supporting women or gender minority-focused initiatives in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, or in the larger community
  • Creating/leading innovative programs or research that support women/gender minorities
  • Breaking barriers/paving the way for women/gender minorities in medicine through leadership, advocacy, service, teaching or research
  • Contributing to the success of work/life balance initiatives
  • Promoting/advocating for the recognition, advancement and/or inclusion (on committees, in leadership positions, etc.) of women/gender minorities
  • Participation in activities that increase awareness of gender equity efforts in the department
  • Creating and/or sustaining the development of new opportunities for women/gender minorities
  • Success as a leader and advocate for women/gender minorities in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, or in the larger community
  • Efforts to influence or institute positive cultural change for women/gender minorities


Department of Medicine faculty, staff, or trainees who meet the award criteria and have been an employee or trainee for at least one year. Group or team nominations accepted.

Current members of the Department of Medicine Gender Equity Council are excluded.

Submission Process

Any Department of Medicine member may nominate a faculty, staff, or trainee for an award.

Nomination packets must include the following

  1. Nomination letter and two letters of recommendation, outlining the individual’s contributions and accomplishments
  2. Nominee CV or resume (if available) 

Letters should not exceed two pages (12pt font) and include specific examples of the contributions and accomplishments of the nominee towards meeting the award criteria.  

Email nomination packet in single PDF to Amy Fields. The Department of Medicine Gender Equity Council (GEC) awards committee will review nominations, identify recipients, and make recommendations to the chair. 


  • Call for nominations: March
  • Nominations due: June 
  • Award recipients announced: July

Award recipients



Michi Shinohara, Dermatology


Stephanie Page, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

Internal Medicine Residency Staff (Andréa Campbell, Kelli Corning, Gevelle Cullen, Keli Lock, Brian Valentine)