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OWIMS Mentor of the Year Award

The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) established the Mentor of the Year Award in 2006 to recognize an individual for their contribution to the professional development of women junior faculty within the OWIMS Mentoring Program.  This award is offered annually. 

Congratulations to the OWIMS 2018 Mentor of the Year

Rapp Stephen R
Steve Rapp, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Social Sciences & Health Policy (PHS) and Dermatology

 Green Line

The call for nominations is sent out every January to Mentees who have participated in the Program for at least 12 months. Within the nomination form, the Mentee indicates the various roles that their Mentor fulfills, elaborates how their Mentor has gone beyond the expected behaviors and illustrates how the Mentee has benefited from the relationship.

The OWIMS Mentoring Award Subcommittee is comprised of senior faculty from the Leadership Program Committee and the Award winner from the previous year.  The Committee meets to discuss each candidate's submitted information. The information considered includes not only the Mentee's nomination form but also the nominee's CV, years of service as a Mentor within the OWIMS Mentoring Program, the number of mentees they have assisted during that time and any other collected information.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Shannon Leigh Suggs at or 716-5489.

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