Awards

 

WIO Mentorship Award

Nominations Due Friday, September 20th, 2019 by 5:00 pm PST

Mentorship is one of the most important determinants of a successful career. In recognition of the value WIO places on mentorship, the WIO Mentorship Award was created to reward outstanding mentors in the ophthalmology community. Awardees should have had a sustained career commitment to mentoring and demonstrated a significant positive impact on their mentees’ education and career, through advancing research and patient care in the field of ophthalmology. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements.  For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of nurturing intellectual growth, professional guidance, supporting, career development, and promoting positive role mentoring in training and career development of mentees. Nominations will be solicited from WIO members annually in March.  Individual must be a WIO member if chosen for this award.

The purpose is to recognize a Women in Ophthalmology member who has been mentoring individuals in the field of ophthalmology.  Recipients of the WIO Mentoring Award must be conducting ongoing or recently completed (within three years of nomination) mentoring.

The Nomination Committee of the WIO (led by the Immediate past president) will consider nominations that meet the qualifications and criteria above and that are received by the deadline.   The selection committee will verify references of the nominee, and if necessary gather additional information in making their determination.

Selection of the award recipient will be determined on the basis of factors including, but not limited to: service of at least three years; personal sacrifice of the individual, recommendations of the nominating organization and/or individuals identified in the nomination form, or others whom the committee may consult.  Only one recipient will be selected if there are multiple nominations for this award that fulfill the criteria.  This award may not be given yearly if the committee feels that there are not enough qualified applicants.

Submit Your Nomination for this Year!

  • WIO Award Nominations

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a nomination of a woman who is deserving of a WIO award.

  • Global terms of WIO Awards:

    • Nominees may not be nominated for an award they have already received.
    • Individuals may not receive more than one award per year.
    • Award will be presented at the WIO Summer Symposium each year in August and acknowledged on the WIO website and media outlets.
    • Calls for nominations will be issued annually but all awards may not be given every year.

    WIO Mentorship Award

    Mentorship is one of the most important determinants of a successful career. In recognition of the value WIO places on mentorship, the WIO Mentorship Award was created to reward outstanding mentors in the ophthalmology community. Awardees should have had a sustained career commitment to mentoring, a significant positive impact on their mentees' careers, and through their mentees advanced research and patient care in the field of ophthalmology. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others.
  • The nominee will have demonstrated a sustained history of mentoring that has produced a positive impact on their mentees’. Qualifying service might include, but is not limited to: Leadership, Integrity of Ethical conduct, Impact mentees’ lives and/or careers
  • The nominee must be a WIO member who has demonstrated a pattern of mentoring in Ophthalmology over a period of more than one year.
  • Please explain
  • Explain what this individual has done to guide, support and promote training and development of their mentee(s).
  • A letter of recommendation may be included with the nomination form
  • What activity or initiative (s) has the nominee accomplished that merits this nomination? What was their role in the activity or initiative?
  • Values: leadership, excellence, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Please include name, phone number, address and email of reference.


Recipients

2018


Dr. Kathryn Colby

2017


Andrea Kossler

2015


Kara Cavuoto

2015


Deborah Pavan-Langston