Wish Award

Women in Science & Health
Excellence Awards 2017

Recognizing the Outstanding Accomplishments of Women Faculty and Staff
at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Deadline: March 10, 2017

The Women in Science & Health Awards are sponsored by the Women in Science & Health (WISH) Committee to recognize outstanding achievements by women while at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) of West Virginia University.  Appropriate nominees should be characterized by a demonstration of commitment to diversity, education, scholarship/mentorship, service to WV, leadership, research, and HSC mission.  Women who are currently employed or are retired members of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center are eligible for nomination.  Recommendations from trainees or students from all HSC schools are encouraged.

The 2017 awards:
          Advanced Career Award
          Mid-Career Award


Nomination Procedures
The Nomination Package should include (electronic submission only):

  • One (1) nomination letter, setting forth in detail the contribution(s) to the field (s) that represent(s) the nominee’s outstanding achievements as documented by demonstration of any of the following:
    • Diversity (i.e.:  research or service activities focused on underserved populations)
      Education (teaching)
    • Scholarship/Mentorship (i.e. training post baccalaureate students, fostering community engagement)
    • Service to West Virginia (i.e. patient care, community health promotion and disease prevention efforts, educational outreach, resource networking and dissemination)
    • Leadership
    • Commitment to Research
    • Commitment to  WVU Health Sciences Center mission
  • Full curriculum vitae or resume and job description.
  • Additional support limited to one letter only.

Nomination packets should be submitted electronically only to phussing@hsc.wvu.edu by March 10, 2017, by 4:00 pm EST.

Questions can be directed to Christina Wilson or Anne Cronin, Co-Chairs of the Women In Science & Health Award sub-Committee, at 304-293-5323 or by e-mail at cwilson@hsc.wvu.edu or acronin@hsc.wvu.edu.

The awards will be issued on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:00 pm during the Vice President, HSC ceremony.



Women In Health & Science
Excellence Award winners:

2016 Advanced Career   Rebecca Schmidt, DO, FACP, FASN
2016 Mid-Career            Angela Oglesby, MD 
2015 Advanced Career   Elizabeth Scharman, PharmD
2015 Mid-Career            Lesley Cottrell, PHD
2012                            Susan McCrone, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
2011                            Ruth Kershner, EdD, RN, CHES
2010                            Laura F. Gibson, PhD
2009                            Melanie Ann Fisher, MD, M.Sc.
2008                            Barbara Ducatman, MD
2007                            Shelia S. Price, DDS, MA, EdD
2006                            Rashida A. Khakoo, MD, MACP