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Leenellett to be honored at CoM Recognition Awards Program October 5 for 2022 LeMasters ‘Lift While You Climb’ WIMS Mentorship Award

Please join the University College of Medicine as it hosts the Research Recognition Awards Program, including Women in Medicine & Science (WIMS), on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4:30 - 7:00pm ET in CARE Atrium. All are welcome! 

WIMS will be honoring the 2022 winner of the Grace Kawas LeMasters “Lift While You Climb” Mentoring Award, Elizabeth (Liz) Leenellett, MD, FACEP. Mentoring is vital to the advancement of women in academic science and medicine and this work often goes unrecognized or unrewarded. Grace Kawas LeMasters, PhD, UC Emeritus Professor, has established this award to celebrate those unsung heroes. Dr. Leenellett will share her mentorship experience, expertise and best practices during the WIMS monthly meeting on January 9, 2023 from Noon - 1pm ET.

Dr. Leenellett is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, as well as the W. Brian Gibler, MD, Endowed Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine. In addition, she is Chief of Staff elect at West Chester Hospital. Dr. Leenellett was nominated for this award by Arthur M. Pancioli, MD, FACEP, Hannah R. Hughes, MD, MBA, Kelli L. Jarrell, MD, MPH, Sarah Wolochatiuk, MD, MBA, and Melanie Yates, MD.

The award honors her many efforts to advance junior female faculty and the inclusion of women within the scientific and medical communities. Her nominators note that Dr. Leenellett  “has dedicated her career to paying forward the lessons she has learned and to removing barriers disproportionately facing women and underrepresented groups in medicine, establishing UC Emergency Medicine Program of Women in LeadERship (EMPOWER) in 2017, developing UC Leadership Excels in Achievement of Diversity (UC LEADS), and creating her current position as Vice Chair of Diversity for the Department.”

For more information about UC WIMS, please contact Stephanie Schuckman.

WIMS President 2022-23

Danielle Clark
Hospital Medicine (IM)

Heather Christensen PhD

Advisor (Past President)
Heather Christensen
Medical Education

Alexa R. Sabedra, MDSecretary
Alexa Sabedra
Emergency Medicine
Niralee Patel, MDTreasurer
Niralee Patel
Internal Medicine
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