WISH Award 2018 Call for Nominations

Women in Science & Health
Excellence Awards 2018

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

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Deadline: February 28, 2018

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 2018 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:

o Diversity (i.e.:  research or service activities focused on underserved populations)
o Education (teaching)
o Scholarship/Mentorship (i.e. training post baccalaureate students, fostering community engagement)
o Service to West Virginia (i.e. patient care, community health promotion and disease prevention efforts, educational outreach, resource networking and dissemination)
o Leadership
o Commitment to Research
o 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 February 28, 2018, by 4:00 pm EST.

Questions can be directed to Amanda Acord-Vira, Chair of the Women in Science & Health Award sub-Committee, at 304-293-6388 or by e-mail at sacordvira@hsc.wvu.edu.