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Task Force on Women's Academic Careers in Medicine

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Annual Sponsorship Award

This award recognizes a Department of Medicine Faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting and advancing women faculty and fellows by acting as a sponsor. Sponsorship Awards are presented at the Task Force Annual Dinner.

sponsor is a person in a leadership position who actively supports the career advancement of a more junior faculty member or trainee in whom they see career and leadership potential. Sponsorship activities may include but are not limited to the following: nominating women for (i) awards, (ii) scholarships, (iii) editorial boards, (iv) meeting/session chairs, (v) high profile institutional and national committees. A sponsor may also play a key role in coaching women for leadership roles. A mentor may act as a sponsor, although not all mentors are in a position to serve as a sponsor. Recent evidence suggests that sponsorship is important for career success, and may be critical to advancing the careers of women and under-represented minorities as well as addressing disparities in leadership positions. 

Annual Sponsorship Awardees

  • Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

    Director, Department of Medicine
    William Osler Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Medicine, Genetic Medicine, and Physiology
    Mark Anderson
  • Roger S. Blumenthal, MD

    Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology
    Director of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
    Roger Blumenthal
  • Sara E. Cosgrove, MD

    Director, Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    Professor of Medicine
    Sara Cosgrove
  • Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH

    Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
    Professor of Medicine
    Daniel Ford
  • Rachel B. Levine, MD, MPH

    Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development
    Professor of Medicine
    Rachel Levine
  • Josef Coresh, MD, PhD

    Director, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program
    Director, George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention
    Joint Appointment in Medicine
    Josef Coresh
  • Nadia Hansel, MD, MPH

    Associate Dean of Research, Johns Hopkins Bayview
    Division Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Professor of Medicine
    Nadia Hansel
  • Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Health and Healthcare Equity
    Professor of Medicine
    Lisa Cooper
  • Robert A. Wise, MD

    Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Asthma & Allergy Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Robert Wise
  • Sonye Danoff, MD, PhD

    Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Sonye Danoff
  • David Levine, MD

    Director, Office of Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, Department of Medicine
    Professor of Medicine
    David Levine
  • Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPH

    Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
    C. David Molina, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health
    Lawrence Appel
  • Trish Perl, MD, MSc

    Jay P. Sanford Professor of Medicine
    Chief of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Medical Center
    Trish Perl
  • Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH

    Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
    Professor of Medicine
    Jeanne Clark
  • Roy Ziegelstein, MD, MPH

    Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Professor of Medicine
    Vice Dean for Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education
    Professor of Medicine
    Roy Ziegelstein

Annual Sponsorship Award Dinner

The TF sponsors an annual dinner to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of women in academic medicine and provide an opportunity for women faculty to build relationships with other women in the DOM. Past speakers have included many accomplished women from the DOM and beyond.

Past Speakers

  • Janet Bickel, MA

    Leadership and Career Development Coach and Consultant
    Janet Bickel
  • Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
    Chief Faculty Development Officer at Baystate Health
    Professor of Medicine at UMass– Baystate
    Amy Gottlieb, MD
  • Janine Austin Clayton, MD

    NIH Associate Director of Research on Women's Health
    Director, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
    Janine Clayton
  • Andrea L. Sikon, MD, FACP

    Chair, Department of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Center for Specialized Women's Health
    Director, Center for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
    Andrea Sikon
  • Diana McNeill, MD, FACP

    Director, Duke Academy of Health Professions Education & Academic Development
    Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of OBGYN
    Diana McNeill
  • Andrea Lynn Cox, MD, PhD

    Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Johns Hopkins University
    Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
    Andrea Cox
  • Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS

    Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism
    Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Sherita Golden
  • Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Deputy Chair for Faculty and Financial Operations
    University of Michigan Health System
    Reshma Jagsi
  • Robin Ely, PhD

    Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration
    Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community
    Harvard Business School
    Robin Ely
  • Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

    Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
    Co-founder of Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine, Johns Hopkins DOM
    Linda Fried
  • Janet Bickel, MA

    Leadership and Career Development Coach and Consultant
    Janet Bickel

Leadership Development

In partnership with the DOM leadership, the TF nominates and supports women faculty to attend institutional and national leadership development programs, including the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program (EWLP) and the Leadership Program for Women Faculty (LPWF) through the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, as well as the AAMC women’s leadership programs.

Tracking Gender Equity

TF members attend Divisional Reviews to raise awareness of gender representation and to serve as a resource to divisional leaders in their efforts to enhance gender equity and to recruit and retain women faculty and trainees.

Data Collection

The TF tracks leadership roles in the DOM, monitors salary equity, promotions, awards, and the composition of key DOM committees.

Members at a task force event

Exit Interviews

The TF tracks attrition of faculty and conducts interviews with women faculty leaving the DOM.

Networking and Career Development Events

To bring DOM women together to discuss various topics including mentoring, work-life balance, career advancement, etc.

Events include:

  • CV review workshops
  • Mentorship and sponsorship sessions
  • Career and leadership panels
  • Work-life integration discussions
  • Job negotiation workshops
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