Awards and Recognition


Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients! This year's KUMC Women in Medicine and Science awardees will be honored at the Annual Awards Dinner on August 18, 2016. 

Betty Drees, MD Distinguished Alumnae Award
Joan Sherar Hunt, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Anatomy and Cell Biology

Robert M. Klein, PhD Trailblazer Award
Rick Kellerman, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita
Professor and Chair, Family and Community Medicine

Rising Star Award
Joan Lewis-Wambi, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology

Marjorie S. Sirridge, MD Excellence in Medicine & Science Award
Susan E. Carlson, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Professor, Dietetics & Nutrition
Professor, Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine

Soaring Star Award
Monica Kurylo, PhD, ABPP
University of Kansas Medical Center 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Patricia A. Thomas, MD Diversity & Inclusion Award
Pamela L. Scott, MS
University of Kansas Medical Center
Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Established in 2002 by our founding President Amy O'Brien-Ladner, MD, the WIMS organization continues to seek ways to further the professional goals of women on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. The goal of the WIMS Recognition Committee is to establish mechanisms to recognize our female faculty and trainees as they achieve academic career success and satisfaction. 

Last modified: Jul 21, 2016