Call for nominations: Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award

Monday, February 29, 2016

Don't forget - the deadline for nominations is March 14!

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion has established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke School of Medicine community. This award will be presented annually to one faculty and one staff member who exemplifies a commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in helping to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.

Michelle Winn, MD, Associate Professor of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, passed away in July 2014. She came to Duke in 1992 as an intern and undertook residencies in Psychiatry and Medicine before focusing her career on Nephrology and joining the faculty. She was a wonderful clinician, a generous mentor and an esteemed physician-scientist who was respected and beloved by her colleagues and deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and to the careers of younger physicians and scientists who orbited around her. 

All School of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, and health professions students are invited to nominate faculty or staff members in the School of Medicine. Letters should include specific examples of the individual’s exemplary achievements and contributions towards inclusive excellence by means of service, leadership, research or education.

To nominate someone for this award, please provide a letter clearly stating why this person should be honored. You may submit one or more nominations but separate nomination forms must be submitted for each individual. The nomination letter should contain the following information:

  • Nominator Name
  • Nominator Relationship to Duke University School of Medicine
  • Nominator’s Mailing Address
  • Nominator’s Email Address

Nominations must be received electronically at no later than March 14, 2016.