Dean's Leadership Awards

The Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women was initiated by Dean Joseph B. Martin in 1998 to recognize Harvard faculty and staff members committed to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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 committee 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.

The Dean’s Award for an Emerging Leader in Women's Careers was initiated in 2021 in collaboration with the Dean’s Office, to recognize a faculty member making an impact limited to their local sphere of influence. 

The awards are co-sponsored by the JCSW and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine as an annual event and is organized by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at HMS and HSDM.
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2021 Awardees

Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Staff
Deborah Corwin Scott

Chief Information Officer
Harvard Medical School

Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty
Alexa B. Kimball, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Dermatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
President and Chief Executive Officer
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, Inc.

Shirley Driscoll Dean's Leadership Award for the Enhancement of Women's Careers
Miriam Bredella, M.D.

Professor of Radiology, HMS
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dean’s Award for an Emerging Leader in Women's Careers
Ingrid Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Faculty Director
Harvard Global Health Institute

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  • To view complete list of previous Dean's Award recipients click here

Contact the Dean’s Award Committees:
Staff Award: JCSW_DeansAwardStaff@hms.harvard.edu
Faculty Awards: JCSW_DeansAwardFaculty@hms.harvard.edu

Barrow Deans Award 2019
From left to right, Dr. Nancy Tarbell, Dr. Carol Bates, Jane Barrow, Dr. John Da Silva. June 2019

 

Dale Lillemoe Ullrich photo

From left to right, Dean George Q. Daley, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, Dr. Nicole Ullrich. May 2018.
 

 

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From left to right: 2017 awardee Gretchen Brodnicki, JD; Maureen Connelly, MD, Former Dean for Faculty Affairs; 2017 awardee Stephen Calderwood, MD. June 2017.