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Women's Faculty Committee Mission Statement

The Mission of the Women's Faculty Committee of UMMS/UMMHC is to address the needs of women faculty and promote the status of women in the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the UMass Memorial Health Care clinical system.

Our goals include the following:

  • To encourage the hiring, promotion and retention of women faculty
  • To provide appropriate programming and special events to enhance career development.
  • To provide oversight in hiring individuals in administrative and leadership positions in the school and clinical system as well as oversight of the composition of the major committees in each system so as to have fair representation.
  • To promote Women's Health initiatives in the clinical system and medical school curriculum.
  • To provide mentoring of medical and graduate students for careers in clinical and academic medicine.
  • To create a supportive and welcoming environment so women faculty may grow in their roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, scholars, leaders and mentors.

Check out publications and presentations by Women Faculty at the library's eScholarship site!!!!

Women’s Faculty Committee Awards

The Office of Faculty Affairs sponsors the annual Women's Faculty Committee Awards luncheon, at which outstanding faculty are recognized for their contributions to UMMS and their support of women faculty.

womens faculty awards 2019
2019 Award Recipients with WFC Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs

From left: Chancellor Michael Collins, MD
WFC Awards Subcommittee Co-Chair: Wendy Marsh, MD
Women in Science and Health Achievements Award: Jane Freedman, MD
Outstanding Mentoring Award: Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Sarah Stone Excellence in Education Award: Jill Zitzewitz, PhD
Excellence in Clinical Service Award: Jennifer Reidy, MD
WFC Awards Subcommittee Co-Chair: Amy Costigan, MD
Dean Terence Flotte, MD
(Not pictured: Early Career Achievement in Science and Health Award:
Kristina Gracey, MD, MPH)

2016 Women's Faculty Award
2016 Award Recipients with WFC Co-Chairs

WFC Co-Chair: Sarah Cutrona, MD
Excellence in Clinical Service Award: Ann Salerno, MD
Early Career Achievement in Science & Health Award: Jessica Griffin, PsyD
Awards Luncheon Co-Chairs: Tatyana Shteinlukht and Nancy Byatt
Sarah Stone Excellence in Education Awards: Mary Ellen Lane, PhD and Kavita Babu, MD
Outstanding Mentoring Award: Luanne Thorndyke, MD, FACP
Outstanding Community Service Award: Judy Savageau, MPH
Women in Science and Health Achievements Awards: Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD and Jean Frazier, PhD 
(Katherine and Jean not pictured)

2015 Award recipients- Woman's Faculty Committee awards

Photo:  2015 award winners: WFC Co-Chair - Anne Salerno, MD, Early Career Achievement in Science & Health Award - Sarah Cutrona, MD, MPH, Outstanding Mentoring Award - Marianne Felice, MD, Excellence in Clinical Service Award - Heather Forkey, Recipient of the Outstanding Community Award - Patricia McQuilkin, MD, Sarah Stone Excellence in Education Award - Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd, Women in Science and Health Achievements Award - Melissa Moore, PhD, WFC Co-Chair - Molly Waring, PhD

Download Nomination Guidelines
Download WFC Past Recipients List


Find the AAMC report on Women in Medicine and the Bias and Barriers Report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine on our Links page.

Women's Faculty Committee By-Laws
AAMC Report : Women In Medicine
Bias and Barriers Report from National Academy of Science