CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Ally for Women Faculty Award
2022 Ally for Women Faculty Award Recipient 1 of 2: David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD
Director, Glaucoma Service; and Albert & Diane Kaneb Chair in Ophthalmology
2022 Ally for Women Faculty Award Recipient 2 of 2: Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology; Founding Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research, Department of Psychiatry; and James and Elizabeth Gambles Endowed Chair Co-director for MassGeneral Neurosciences
2021 Ally for Women Faculty Award Recipient: Kenneth A. Freedberg, MD
Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor of Health Policy and Management, HSPH; and Director of the Medical Practice Evaluation
Do you have or know an outstanding mentor?
As part of the "CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards," the MGH Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the Ally for Women Faculty Award. This $1,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who serves as a strong collaborator, mentor, and sponsor for women. The recipient will have demonstrated support of women faculty by:
- Listening in a generous and capacious way
- Engaging in the deliberate inclusion of women
- Providing career advice, feedback, encouragement, and motivation
- Affirming, sponsoring, and celebrating women colleagues
- Being an upstander in calling out bias
- Advocating to change organizational practices and norms to remove barriers that inhibit women’s careers
- Providing public support for the advancement and promotion of women colleagues through power opportunities and connections
Research demonstrates that societal biases and institutional patterns prevent women from attaining the same success in their careers as men. To encourage and sustain a culture of stronger sponsorship of women and one in which institutional biases are confronted and changed, the MGH Center for Faculty Development created the Ally for Women Faculty Award to recognize allies who support and empower women colleagues in advancing their career and achieving their professional goals and who actively work to create a more open, equitable environment in which women can thrive, grow, and attain major leadership roles.
- MGH faculty appointment
- MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree
- Harvard Medical School faculty appointment
Nominees will be evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. Nominees were notified and announced in January 2023.
- Completed Nomination Form
- Nominations for this award should be accompanied by a maximum of three nominating letters that can be jointly written (not to exceed 2 pages each)
- Nominee's HMS CV
It is recommended that the letters include specific anecdotes and examples that demonstrate the nominee’s commitment to women’s professional and personal development as well as the nominee’s efforts to remove barriers that women face and provide public support for the advancement and promotion of women colleagues.
How to Nominate
This user-friendly portal allows you to submit electronic nominations to the Center for Faculty Development. The portal has been designed to allow users to:
- View current calls and submit to open opportunities
- Save and edit current nominations in progress
- Submit completed nominations
- View all your CFD nominations that have been submitted via the online portal
If you have questions, please submit them via e-mail to email@example.com.
The Center for Faculty Development offers consultations and seminars to assist in the career development of faculty and trainees.