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BWIMS Awards

Keep i cool (11)In 2020, BWIMS introduced an award to recognize outstanding contributions of women faculty/medical staff members.

Please direct all inquiries to Elaine Pluta, Executive Assistant, Office of Faculty Affairs, at

Congratulations to our 2020 Awardees!

Haessler_sSarah D. Haessler, MD, MS

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
  • Hospital Epidemiologist, Baystate Health
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School-Baystate


Stefan Mihaela smMihaela S. Stefan, MD, PhD

  • Associate Director for Implementation Science, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science
  • Director, Perioperative Care Program, Baystate Medical Center
  • Director, Quality Assessment, Division of Healthcare Quality
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School-Baystate

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.


  • 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

The current application period has closed.

Questions? Email Elaine Pluta, Office of Faculty Affairs at UMMS-Baystate, at