WIMS Soaring Star Award


Soaring Star Award
Health Professions - Medicine - Nursing

The Soaring Star Award's purpose is to acknowledge women faculty or non-faculty members in the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions who are in the middle phase of their careers and have exhibited strength in leadership, mentoring and participation in WIMS programs. 

The candidate must exhibit evidence of: 

  • Success as a mentor and role model for women faculty, non-faculty, trainees, and students
  • Demonstrates leadership at the university, regional, national, or international level; example, development of clinic work, manuscripts, committees, etc.
  • Participation in committees to further develop their leadership skills
  • Involvement in WIMS programs and initiatives
  • Professional excellence in the individual's career
  • Effort to influence or institute a positive cultural change regarding the careers of women faculty, non-faculty and staff members on the KUMC campus
  • Shown a steadfast commitment to enhanced collaboration and productive relationships with faculty and staff at all levels of the KUMC organization
  • Worked to create a respectful environment for education, patient care and/or activities through a collaborative systems approach  

KUMC women faculty or non-faculty members at the level of associate professor or equivalent (basic science or clinical positions) in the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing or Health Professions.  Open to all WIMS committee members and officers and candidate must be in good standing with the KUMC organization.

To self-nominate or to nominate a well deserving colleague or health care professional, please return the following required information:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation - recommendation letters are essential to the selection process (the most effective letters will address each criteria listed above) 

NOTE:  Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the WIMS Recognition Committee.  

Submit all awards materials to: wims@kumc.edu

The Soaring Star award was established in 2014 for mid-career women faculty or non-faculty members, including Advance Practice Providers and Clinical Doctorates, at the level of Associate Professor or equivalent, in our Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, and Medicine. One honoree is recognized annually at the WIMS Awards Dinner in August. 

Last modified: Mar 28, 2017
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