The IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) received the 2009 AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. This prestigious award recognizes organizations that have distinguished themselves through their commitment to advancing women leaders in academic medicine and to improving the environment for women in academic medicine. Since the first award in 1993, these awards have recognized 16 individuals and seven medical school based women in medicine programs. The IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and OFAPD, which aim for a culture where ALL members of the IUSM community can participate fully and achieve maximum professional success, was honored for the many new initiatives and programs instituted to support women faculty in a short amount of time, for example:
The award was presented during the Women in Medicine luncheon at the AAMC Annual meeting in November, 2009. The IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and OFAPD were nominated by Dean D. Craig Brater, and Mary Dankoski, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Co-Chair of the Women’s Advisory Council, accepted the award on behalf of the IUSM.