Annual Awards

GWIM strives to recognize faculty who are devoted to the ideals of academic medicine. To this end, we hold the annual GWIM Fall Awards Reception, which honors recently appointed, promoted and tenured women faculty, as well as two named awards and an achievement award.

The John Eisenberg Career Development Award was established in 2002 and is given annually to four women faculty who are selected to attend the Association of American Medical College’s Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. This is a competitive selection process in which women who show the most potential for leadership within GUMC are selected to attend.

The Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award was established in 2000 to honor faculty who have provided outstanding encouragement, support, and mentorship for GUMC women faculty to reach their maximum professional potential. GUMC women faculty nominate and vote for the Ramey Mentorship Award candidates. Both male and female faculty are eligible to win this award. 

Eligibility for Ramey Award Nominees: Male or Female faculty member with an appointment at Georgetown University School of Medicine (GOSOM) or MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH).

Eligibility for Ramey Award Nominators: Female faculty member with an appointment at GUSOM or MGUH.  Please click here to be taken to the electronic nomination form. Alternatively, please click here to download the nomination form.

The Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award winner will be selected by an electronic voting process after nominations are received.

In the Fall of 2008, GWIM established a new award, the Karen Gale GWIM Outstanding Achievement Award. This award will be given to a female faculty member within GUMC/GUH who has demonstrated outstanding achievement through her research, education or service, who is recognized at a national or international level, and who has also contributed to the Georgetown community. Each year, this award will serve to highlight the accomplishments of GUMC/GUH women faculty.

Eligibility for Gale Award Nominees: Female faculty member with an appointment at GUSOM or MGUH.

Eligibility for Gale Award Nominators: Male or Female faculty members with an appointment at GUSOM or MGUH. Please click here to download the nomination instruction form.

The Karen Gale Outstanding Achievement Award winner will be selected following the review of nominations by an independent review committee.

Please visit this page later to find information on when nominations are due for the respective awards and when the next GWIM Annual Awards Reception will take place.

John Eisenberg Career Development Award Winners Include:

2015 Recipients

Evagelia C. Laiakis, Ph.D.
Heidi Young, M.D.
Amrita K. Cheema, Ph.D.
Yuliya Rekhtman, M.D.

2014  Recipients

Rebecca B. Riggins, Ph.D.
Maria Marquez, M.D
Ludise Malkova, Ph.D.
Jenny Hanching Lin, M.D.

2013 Recipients

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Ph.D., MHSc.
Jessica M. Jones Ph.D.
Hosai Hesham, M.D.
Erica McClaskey, M.D., M.S.
Aruna R. Natarajan, M.D., Ph.D.
Susan K. Wollersheim, M.D.

2012 Recipients

Suzanne C. O'Neill, Ph.D.
Nazaneen Grant, M.D.
Rochelle E. Tractenberg, Ph.D
Yumi S. Jarris, M.D.

2011 Recipients

Jennifer Eng-Wong, M.D., M.P.H.
Kristen B. Hawkins, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Daisy Lazarous, M.D.
Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D.

2010 Recipients

Shawna Willey, M.D.
Robin Gross, M.D.
Nady Golestaneh, Ph.D.
Ranit Mishori, M.D.

Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award Winners:

Year    Recipient

2015    Dorothy Ann Richmond, M.D., F.A.A.P.
2014    Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.B.A.
2013    Offie Soldin, Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A.
2012    Jane M. Fall-Dickson, Ph.D.
2011    Princy N. Kumar, M.D.
2010    Jeanne Mandelblatt, M.D., M.P.H.
2009    Kenneth L. Dretchen, Ph.D.
2008    Aziza Shad, M.D.
2007    Joseph Verbalis, M.D.
2006    Marilee Cole, M.D.
2005    Rhonda Friedman, Ph.D.
2005    Shryl Sistrunk, M.D.
2004    Kathryn Sandberg, Ph.D.
2003    Miriam Toporowicz, M.D., M.P.H.
2002    Bonnie L. Green, Ph.D.
2001    Karen Gale, Ph.D.
2000    Phyllis Magrab, Ph.D.

Karen Gale Outstanding Achievement Award Winners:

Year     Recipient

2015    Jeanne Mandelblatt, M.D., M.P.H.
2014    Virginia D. Steen, M.D.
2013    Bonnie L. Green, Ph.D.
2012    Guinevere F. Eden, Ph.D.
2012    Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D.
2011    Kathryn Sandberg, Ph.D.
2010    Priscilla Furth, M.D.
2009    Jeanne Wrathall, Ph.D.
2008    Phyllis Magrab, Ph.D.
2008    Zofia Zukowska, M.D., Ph.D.