Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award

This School of Medicine award, facilitated by the SOM Committee on Women, recognizes professional achievement and leadership qualities in a faculty member who exhibits excellence in areas including clinical care, teaching, scholarship, mentoring, research, leadership within or outside of the SOM and through this excellence fosters a better environment for women.

The award was named in recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Sharon L. Hostler, MD. Dr. Hostler is a model leader, serving as chair of the Committee on Women from 1989-1995. Her efforts at achieving gender equity resulted in the seminal publication on the Status of Women in the School of Medicine (1990) and the Update on the Status of Women (1996).  For further information or to make a nomination, please contact the Chair of the Committee on Women, Dr. Nina Solenski


2014 Hostler Award
Pictured: 2014 Hostler Award recipient, Dr. Becca Dillingham (right), and  Women in Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Dearing Johns (left).

Other Awards for Women Leaders at the University of Virginia

Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

This award is sponsored by the UVa Women's Center and made possible by the generosity of alumnus David A. Harrison III. Honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity, and commitment that characterized Elizabeth Zintl's significant contribution to the University of Virginia. Also recognizes that such leadership is found in many areas and positions within the academic community.

This award is made annually to a woman at UVa by means of a pan-university nomination and selection process. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in work that makes a direct and significant impact on the core academic enterprise of the University, and for outstanding service to the University, within and beyond the expectations of her position. Recipients receive $1,000 for professional or personal development. Click  here for full award information.

Women's Center Distinguished Alumnae Award

The award was established to recognize a female graduate of the University of Virginia who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change. Each year, we celebrate the honoree's accomplishments with the community via a Distinguished Lecture and a public reception. Click here for full award information.

AAMC National Meetings and Awards for Women in Medicine

Annual Professional Development Meetings include the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar and the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.

The AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) website provides information on other Awards, Publications, Statistics and Benchmarking and resources.

The SOM Committee on Women has funds to help sponsor participants, through a cost-sharing arrangement with the department of the participant. Please contact Committee Chair Dr. Nina Solenski, for further information.UVA Faculty Leadership Program Receives

2007 AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Development Program Award

This award recognizes individual and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine. Since the first award in 1993, these prestigious awards have recognized 16 individuals and (only) seven medical school based women in medicine programs. The AAMC WIMS Award webpage has full information.
In 2006-07, FLP programs served 1143 participants (some attended more than one session), in more than 120 programs, earning 5372 CME credits. The School of Medicine was nominated for this award by Dearing Johns and Christine Peterson, with assistance from Dean's Office personnel Elizabeth Graham, Juliet Trail, and Addeane Caelleigh.