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BWIMS Awards

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In 2020, BWIMS introduced two awards to recognize outstanding contributions of a woman faculty/medical staff member and an organizational leader.

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Karin Johnson, BWIMS Co-Chair, at karin.johnson@baystatehealth.org.

Apply for an award

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Impact Award

The WIMS Impact Award will honor a woman faculty or medical staff member who has demonstrated excellence in clinical care, education, research, or institutional service.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must identify as women
  • Nominees must be faculty or medical staff members at UMMS-Baystate or Baystate Health, respectively, for at least two years
  • Nominees must have demonstrated significant impact in one or more areas noted above
  • Nominees will be assessed based on scope and impact of contributions, as well as level of effort and role

Nomination Letters

Each candidate must have at least two letters of nomination to be considered for an award. To nominate an individual for either award, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Letters should be no more than 500 words each
  • Letters should include the name of the award, the full name and title of the nominee, and names and titles of all nominators. Letters should also include the email address and phone number of one nominator
  • Letters should comment specifically on achievements that support the nomination and provide details about the role the nominee played and the impact of those activities

Please submit letters (together or separately) to Elaine Pluta, Office of Faculty Affairs at UMMS-Baystate, at Elaine.Pluta@baystatehealth.org by Monday, July 6th, 2020.

Advancing Women in Medicine and Science (AWIMS) Award

The AWIMS Award will recognize an organizational leader who has contributed to a workplace culture that cultivates the advancement of women in medicine and science at Baystate Health and/or UMMS-Baystate.

Eligibility

  • Nominees may be of any gender
  • Nominees must have worked at Baystate Health or UMMS-Baystate for at least 2 years
  • Nominees must have played a pivotal role in creating opportunities, programs, and/or professional environments supportive of women in medicine and science within our organization
  • Nominees will be assessed based on the scope and impact of contributions, as well as level of effort and role

Nomination Letters

Each candidate must have at least two letters of nomination to be considered for an award. To nominate an individual for either award, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Letters should be no more than 500 words each
  • Letters should include the name of the award, the full name and title of the nominee, and names and titles of all nominators. Letters should also include the email address and phone number of one nominator
  • Letters should comment specifically on achievements that support the nomination and provide details about the role the nominee played and the impact of those activities
  • For this award, letters should provide evidence to support impact on women’s advancement, if available (e.g., number of women in leadership roles in nominee’s sphere of influence, number of women nominee has supported for opportunities to enhance advancement, number of women achieving academic promotion in nominee’s sphere of influence, etc…).

Please submit letters (together or separately) to Elaine Pluta, Office of Faculty Affairs at UMMS-Baystate, at Elaine.Pluta@baystatehealth.org by Monday, July 6th, 2020.