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Joy McCAnn Professorship

In June 2005 the University of Massachusetts Medical School received an endowment from the Joy McCann Foundation to establish a Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine to identify and reward female faculty who have demonstrated leadership in medical educaiton, mentoring, research, patient care, and community service.

Selection Awardees Scholarly Activities

 Current Recipient 

 

2014-2017: Dr. Tiffany Moore Simas, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics. Goal: to create a project focused on mid-career women and leadership, Empowering Mid-career Professional Women for Executive Roles (EMPOWER). 

 

Past Recipients 

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 2011-2014: Dr. Julia Andrieni, Associate Professor, Medicine. Goal: to create an easily accessible continuum of academic mentors: REACT NOW (Researchers, Educators, Administrators, Clinicians, & Trainees Network of Women) Scholarly Activities:

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2008-2011: Dr. Patricia Franklin, Professor, Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation.
Goal: To support the advancement of women at UMMS through data and research.
Scholarly Activities:

  • In collaboration with leadership in the Office of Faculty Affairs, I advanced research on women in academic medicine at UMMS
  • Analysis of UMMS promotion and compensation data, including analyses of women in leadership roles across academic departments and the clinical system
  • Submission of an NIH RO1 proposal to study reasons for female attrition at transitional periods and a NSF ADVANCE grant (pending) with emphasis on the role of micro inequities on STEM women at the University of Massachusetts
  • Co-Chair of the AAMC Faculty Forward initiative at UMMS. Analyzed survey data and led process to identify opportunities to improve satisfaction among all faculty. Final report identified that UMMS is a national leader in overall faculty satisfaction, but focused initiatives could enhance satisfaction of women, clinicians, and minority faculty Recommendations from the task force have been implemented following broad discussions across the Institution.

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2005-2008: Dr. Linda Weinreb, Professor, Vice Chair, Family Medicine and Community Health.
Goal: To catalyze a process that would result in institutional steps to increase advancement and mentoring opportunities for women scientist/physicians.
Scholarly Activities:

  • Conducted interviews with women faculty leaders to learn their perspectives about women’s issues and
    engage the group of women faculty leaders in discussion and action
  • Facilitated creation of the Women’s Leadership Work Group (WLWG) comprised of senior women leaders
    at UMMS
  • Facilitated connection between the WLWG and the Women’s Faculty Committee Met periodically with Chancellor/Dean, setting the stage for engaging leadership in collaborative efforts on behalf of women faculty at UMMS
  • Through the WLWG, developed specific recommendations for the institution to increase opportunities that support advancement of women physicians and scientists.