Faculty and Staff Award Winners

2024 Faculty & Staff Awards

The College of Medicine Awards Committee invites you to nominate faculty, staff, and teams who epitomize excellence in pursuing our college’s mission, values, and impact.

Nominations are open from February 29 through March 30, 2024.

Our expanded awards portfolio captures the multitude of areas in which our colleagues contribute. Nominations for all awards require a 250-500 word statement describing the nominee’s accomplishments and excellence in the areas pertinent to the specific award. Nominations for several awards require the submission of additional documentation as specified below. Nominators are encouraged to coordinate their nomination with others who are interested in supporting the same nominee and re-nominations from prior award cycles are encouraged. Look back at the 2023 award winners.

Award Categories

Two Awards: A-B-C-D (Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty)

Faculty, Staff & Teams Eligible

These awards honor both a faculty member or team and a staff member or team whose actions and activities consistently and regularly demonstrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the department/office, college or university. 

For team nominations, statements from team leaders are encouraged.

Community Health and Innovation Award

Faculty, Staff & Teams Eligible

This award recognizes the individual or team who has extended the work of the college in education, service, or research in communities and/or commercial applications. The award highlights the potential of the college to impact community health and spur economic growth locally, regionally, nationally and globally. 

Statement of support from the community or business served is encouraged.

Two Awards: The Dean’s Award for Contribution to the College of Medicine Culture

Faculty, Staff & Teams Eligible

These awards honor both a faculty member or team and a staff member or team who exemplify the College of Medicine’s culture by personifying the mission, vision, and values of the college. This award recognizes an individual’s or team’s character, as displayed through work, words, actions, and interactions with others. 

For team nominations, statements from team leaders are encouraged.

Outstanding Contribution to Community Partnerships

Faculty, Staff & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team whose contributions developed or deepened positive and lasting relationships with a given community. This community may be global, national, state, local, or even within the university or college. 

Statement of support from the community served is encouraged.

Outstanding Contribution to Equity

Faculty, Staff & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team who has demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice. Contributions may be internal or external to the college and may fall within service, teaching, mentorship, leadership, research, scholarship, or community partnerships.

Outstanding Contribution to Research

Faculty & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team who has demonstrated excellence or innovation in research and whose efforts have set them apart within their academic program and contribute to the mission, vision, and values of the college. 

Nominee’s CV will be reviewed by the subcommittee.

Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Faculty & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in clinical environments in two or more of the following:

  • Employs evidence-based and health justice-centered approach to precepting
  • Promotes collaboration and interprofessional practice
  • Promotes self-reflection
  • Inspires, guides and mentors students and trainees through independent, critical, and creative thinking
  • Serves as a mentor, collaborator, and consultant to other clinical teaching faculty

Special consideration will be given to nominations from nominators who have observed the nominee’s clinical teaching directly.

Excellence in Teaching

Faculty & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in two or more of the following:

  • Extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter
  • Innovation in course and curriculum design
  • Ability to inspire, guide and mentor students through independent and creative thinking
  • Serving as a mentor, collaborator, and consultant to other faculty and teaching assistants
  • Implementing the scholarship of teaching and learning

Special consideration will be given to nominations from nominators who have observed the nominee’s teaching directly.

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

Faculty & Teams Eligible

This award honors the individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, including authoring or editing texts, book chapters, or tools that advance pedagogy, clinical innovation, instruction and learning, assessment of course mastery, and assessment of student learning outcomes. 

Nominee’s CV will be reviewed by the subcommittee.

Two Awards: Honoring Leadership

Faculty & Staff Eligible

These awards honor both a faculty and staff member who exemplify leadership consistent with the college’s mission, vision, and goals and engages others on the way to success. 

Honoring Mentorship/ Sponsorship

Faculty & Staff Eligible

This award honors the individual who has demonstrated excellence in mentorship and/or sponsorship of faculty, staff, students, trainees, and/or peers. Mentorship can be formal or informal, in any domain (research, teaching, service, leadership, clinical work, professional development, work life balance, etc.). 

Nominations must be from a mentee. 

Excellence in Service Award

Staff Eligible

This award recognizes a staff member who exhibits exemplary skills or dedication in the performance of college projects, processes, or systems. Award recipients will have significantly impacted the college through outstanding initiative, job proficiency, service to students, faculty, and colleagues, and creative problem solving. This may include efforts to develop solutions and systems to issues that result in more effective operations, foster collaboration among the college community, or add significant value to a workplace initiative.