Call for Nominations Now Open!
The call for nominations for the 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award is now open. We invite you to nominate a woman physician and/or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator and/or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential.
If you would like to nominate an outstanding woman for the Marion Spencer Fay Award, please visit the nomination website.
Note: The closing date for nominations is Friday, March 27, 2015.
The recipient will be chosen in June, and the award will be presented on November 18, 2015, in Philadelphia.
In addition to contact information for both nominator and nominee, the following information will be required as part of the online nomination:
- Summary statement:
In up to 300 words, please summarize the merit of the nominee to receive the Marion Spencer Fay Award.
- Nomination letter:
In no more than three pages, the dean, department chair, past award recipient, or director of an institute should write a letter of nomination that explains the substance and significance of the nominee’s contributions to health care. One or more of the following activities should be addressed: patient care; public policy; health care delivery; research; interdisciplinary professional relationships; education; application of basic sciences to health care; local, national and international impact of the nominee’s work; recognition in her field; leadership and future potential. Please address the letter to the Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee.
- Curriculum vitae:
Please include the nominee’s CV.
Include at least two letters of recommendation, preferably from outside institutions. Recommendations must be on official letterhead and include the signature of the person recommending the nominee.
If you have any questions, please contact Janine Barber at 215.991.8194 or email@example.com.
Learn more about the Marion Spencer Fay Award.
2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award Presented to Phyllis A. Dennery, MD
On October 21, 2014, the annual Marion Spencer Fay Award was presented to Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership.
Dr. Dennery presented her lecture, "A Neonatologist's Journey: Shedding Light on Small Wonders," followed by an award presentation and a luncheon in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Drexel’s University City Campus.
Learn more about Dr. Dennery (PDF).
The national Marion Spencer Fay Award, now in its 51st year, is given annually to an outstanding woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium to support Dr. Dennery’s work.
Nominations for the 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award will open in February. Please contact Janine Barber at 215.991.8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Marion Spencer Fay Award is a national award to honor achievement and excellence in medicine and science and is presented to a woman of distinction, innovation and leadership. Past Marion Spencer Fay Award honorees include Julie Overbaugh, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of Duke University’s School of Medicine. Learn more about past honorees.
Marion Spencer Fay, PhD, was dean and president of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1963. The National Board for Women in Medicine established an award in her name in 1963 to recognize her pioneering leadership.
This national award, now in its 51st year, is given annually to a woman physician and/or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator and/or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential.
Formerly administered by the National Board for Women in Medicine, the award continues under the guidance of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine, which maintains the traditions of the Woman's Medical College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania that reflect a 160-year legacy of excellence.
- The award recipient is selected from nominations submitted to a special committee, appointed by the Institute, dedicated to the principles of the Marion Spencer Fay Award.
- The presentation ceremony is attended by distinguished academic, medical and scientific leaders and the award includes a $10,000 honorarium to support the recipient's work.
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