Women in Science and Health Award

The Women in Science & Health Awards are sponsored by the Women in Science & Health (WISH) Committee to recognize outstanding achievements and/or impact by women faculty members while at WVU Health Sciences. Awards are managed by a subcommittee of WISH. This subcommittee is responsible for soliciting and evaluating nominations annually and recommending a nominee to the WISH Committee for final approval.

The Early Career Award, Mid-Career Award and Advanced Career Award recognize a woman faculty member at the assistant, associate and full professor level, respectively, who demonstrates sustained exceptional achievements in diversity and inclusion, education and mentorship, research and scholarship, leadership, and service to the state of West Virginia while supporting the WVU Health Sciences mission and WVU values.

Criteria for Selection
Women who are currently employed or retired members of WVU Health Sciences are eligible for nomination. Nominations from employees, students and/or trainees from all WVU Health Sciences schools are encouraged. Self-nominations will be accepted. Members of the WISH Awards subcommittee are not eligible. To nominate a woman faculty member, please complete the submission form below. Keep in mind that a thorough application will provide the selection committee with ample information for the selection process. Applications are judged on the basis of all criteria so please include examples of nominee’s activities in all categories. Incomplete and late nominations will not be considered.


  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion (e.g., examples of research or service activities addressing the support of minority or under-represented groups at WVU Health Sciences and/or in the state).
  • Education and Mentorship (e.g., didactic and clinical teaching, mentorship that advocates for, guides and supports women at WVU Health Sciences).
  • Research and Scholarship (e.g., research agendas, active support of research of others).
  • Leadership (e.g., examples of the candidate’s capacity to work creatively and constructively, and across disciplinary boundaries).
  • Service to the state of West Virginia while supporting the WVU Health Sciences mission and WVU’s values (i.e., service, curiosity, respect, accountability, appreciation).

Nomination Package Requirements

  • Proposed Citation that summarizes the specific achievements upon which the nomination is based. This citation will be used to introduce the awardee at the awards ceremony (up to 100 words).
  • Nominator statement including specific justifications of the candidate's suitability for the award with respect to each of the five areas listed above (up to 500 words for each area).
  • Curriculum Vitae of the nominee

Submission Procedure

To nominate or self-nominate a woman faculty member, please use this form

If you have questions, please contact the WISH Awards Chair, Dr. Marina Galvez.