GWIM – 2011 Awards Reception
Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) hosted its annual awards reception on Thursday, December 1st. “We are here to honor some very special people,” said Karen Gale, Ph.D., who kicked-off the evening with her GWIM Co-President Pamela Saunders, Ph.D.
GWIM recognized Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D., Georgetown’s executive vice president and executive dean of medical education, Richard Goldberg, M.D., president of Georgetown University Hospital, and Ray Mitchell, M.D., Georgetown’s dean of medical education, for their unwavering support in making GWIM a success. GWIM’s mission is to promote professional advancement of women faculty at Georgetown University Medical Center and the organization proudly recognized recently-appointed, promoted, and tenured women faculty members.
The 2011 John Eisenberg Career Development Award was presented to Jennifer Eng-Wong, M.D., MPH, Kristen B. Hawkins, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Daisy Lazarous, M.D., and Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. These colleagues show strong leadership potential and will be attending the Association of American Medical Colleges Meeting on behalf of GUMC.
Princy Kumar, M.D., received the 2011 Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award that recognizes both male and female faculty members who exhibit mentorship activities and leadership skills voted on by GUMC faculty. Kumar accepted the award and reaffirmed the importance of mentorship, “everyone needs a good mentor along the way, I was so fortunate at Georgetown to have such great mentors,” she said.
The final award of the evening recognized Outstanding Achievement through the faculty nomination process. This award honors individuals who conduct outstanding research on a national level. Kathryn Sandberg, Ph.D., professor of medicine, was this year’s recipient. Moved by the recognition of peers and friends at GUMC, she cleverly adapted former National Football Player Terry Bradshaw’s 1989 Hall of Fame speech as her own, attributing many laughs and heartfelt moments to her acceptance speech.
The evening’s honors underscored GWIM’s goals of support, strengthening the community, informing faculty, and recognizing excellence.
For more information or to become involved in GWIM please visit gwim.georgetown.edu.
By Katherine Brazauskas, GUMC Communications