The JCSW has been awarding Leaders in Advancing Women’s Careers since 1998, when the first Faculty Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Faculty was established. In 1999, a staff Award was added. Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., initiated these awards to recognize faculty and staff members for lifetime achievement in the recruitment, retention and advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2007, the Awards were renamed the “Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Awards for the Advancement of Women” to honor Dr. Martin for his long-standing support of the mission it recognizes.
The Dean’s Award for Enhancement of Women’s Careers was initiated in 2019 in collaboration with the Dean’s office, to recognize faculty members committed to the advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, but may not be in a position in their career to promote and retain women faculty. The Award was named the “Shirley Driscoll Dean’s Leadership Award for the Enhancement of Women’s Careers” to honor Dr. Driscoll (1923-2018) who was the first faculty co-chair of the JCSW in 1973.
Most recently, in 2021, the Award for an Emerging Leader in Women’s Careers was created in collaboration with the Dean’s Office, to recognize a faculty member making an impact limited to their local sphere of influence. In 2022, this award was named the Nancy J. Tarbell Award for an Emerging Leader in Women's Careers.
To view complete list of previous Dean's Award recipients click here.
Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Staff
Chief Research Administration Officer
Harvard Medical School
Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty
S. Jean Emans, MD
Director, Office of Faculty Development
Boston Children's Hospital
Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Shirley Driscoll Dean's Leadership Award for the Enhancement of Women's Careers
Susan Pories, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Mount Auburn Hospital
Julie Silver, MD
Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Nancy J. Tarbell Dean’s Leadership Award for an Emerging Leader in Women's Careers
Dania Daye, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
We look forward to celebrating these awardees on September 29, 2022!
From left to right, Dr. Nancy Tarbell, Dr. Carol Bates, Jane Barrow, Dr. John Da Silva. June 2019
From left to right, Dean George Q. Daley, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, Dr. Nicole Ullrich. May 2018.
From left to right: 2017 awardee Gretchen Brodnicki, JD; Maureen Connelly, MD, Former Dean for Faculty Affairs; 2017 awardee Stephen Calderwood, MD. June 2017.