Family Medicine attracts exceptional faculty and staff who make remarkable contributions to the department, to the specialty, and to the communities they serve.

We are excited to invite you to nominate current faculty and staff affiliated with the department for awards to celebrate their achievements.

Categories

Choose the category that best matches the strengths of the nominee. We expect to offer one award per category. Full descriptions of each category are below under “Descriptions”:

  1. Administrative Excellence
  2. Clinical Service Excellence 
  3. Educational Excellence 
  4. Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Excellence
  5. Leadership Excellence 
  6. Research & Scholarship Excellence
  7. Team Excellence

Eligibility

Anyone currently affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine is eligible. This includes academic, clinical, and volunteer faculty, and all staff. All categories are open to both faculty and staff nominees. Posthumous nominations and nominations of retirees are not eligible for DFM Awards in 2023. Previous recipients of DFM Awards are not eligible to receive an award in the same category, but may be nominated for a different category. Individuals who have been part of a team that previously received an award are eligible for an award of any category. Prior winners are listed here. Current Award Selection Committee members (click heading below for list) are not eligible for awards; committee membership rotates yearly. Teams should be nominated for Team Excellence; all other categories are intended for individual nominees.

2024 Award Selection Committee Members
  • Laura-Mae Baldwin – co-chair
  • Ying Zhang – co-chair
  • Tara Zimmerman – ex officio member
  • Holly Andrilla
  • Frank Batcha
  • Gwen Credit
  • Barb Doty
  • Jay Erickson
  • Corinne Heinen
  • Amanda Kost
  • Andrea McCook
  • Molly Ormsby
  • Ashwin Rao
  • Daytheon Sturges
  • Mari Yamamoto

Nominations

Nominations should cite work related to the award category description. Nominations must include specific examples of the nominee’s excellence and illustrate the impact the nominee has made to the DFM and/or the discipline of Family Medicine. Nominators may submit ONE nomination per category. Please consider your choice and select the nominee you feel best exemplifies the spirit of the Award. Nomination deadline is May 8th, 2023

Selection

Selection of award recipients will be completed by an Award Selection Committee (comprised of diverse staff and faculty) using a scoring rubric. The rubric for each category is linked below. Scoring will evaluate submitted written nominations only. Prior knowledge of nominees will not factor into scoring.

Descriptions

Administrative Excellence Award

This award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the mission and vision of the DFM, improving staff and faculty morale and cohesion, and leading teams to innovate and serve the needs of our organization, patients, and communities.

Criteria/Consideration for Administrative Excellence Award

Recipients will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Outstanding job performance 
  2. Creativity and innovation to serve the needs of our organization, patients, and/or communities
  3. Influential team member, attending to staff and faculty morale and cohesion
  4. Leadership ability 
  5. Evidence of service to the department or University

Click for Scoring Rubric for Administrative Excellence Award

 

Clinical Service Excellence Award

This award celebrates any individuals who have made significant contributions to clinical care of patients and communities and teamwork with clinical staff and institutions/organizations. Contributions to health equity and addressing the needs of under-resourced communities will be highlighted in this award as well.

Criteria/Consideration for Clinical Excellence Award

Recipient will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Unwavering dedication to patient care
  2. Exemplary relationships with both patients and clinical colleagues
  3. Evidence of exceptional medical knowledge and clinical acumen, if and as relevant to their position
  4. Commitment to continued learning
  5. Contributions to health equity, patient advocacy, and care of under-resourced communities

Click for Scoring Rubric for Clinical Excellence Award

Educational Excellence Award

This award celebrates any individuals who have made significant contributions to teaching and mentorship of learners and colleagues. Consideration will be given to nominees who have demonstrated work in curricular development and innovation and those who have made impacts in improving diversity and inclusion of medical/health education fields.

Criteria/Consideration for Educational Excellence Award

Recipient will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter relevant to educational role
  2. Creativity and innovation in course and curriculum design
  3. Ability to inspire, guide, and mentor learners 
  4. Service as a mentor, collaborator, and consultant to other faculty and teaching assistants by helping to enrich the scholarship of teaching and learning

Click for Scoring Rubric for Educational Excellence Award

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Excellence Award

This award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to improving diversity within the DFM community, supporting inclusion and equity within our workplace and communities, and promoting and advocating for justice in our work environment and larger organization.

Criteria/Consideration for JEDI Excellence Award

Recipient will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Actions that promote an environment that is welcoming, supportive, and nurturing to all
  2. Actions that raise awareness and consciousness about diversity and inclusion across DFM
  3. Advocacy that has had a significant impact on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with DFM
  4. Publications/presentations that promote JEDI
  5. Service as a mentor to under-represented in medicine (URM) learners and colleagues by supporting career, leadership, or scholarship development.

Click for Scoring Rubric for JEDI Excellence Award

Leadership Excellence Award

This award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the mission and vision of the Department of Family Medicine. Consideration will be given to nominees who have demonstrated commitment to teamwork and contributions to diversity, inclusion, and equity within the organization.

Criteria/Consideration for Leadership Excellence Award

Recipient will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Leadership towards positive and sustainable goals within the DFM
  2. Demonstration of innovation and creativity that leads to new or improved processes
  3. Service as an advocate, mentor, and guide for professional development
  4. Encouragement, development, and inspiration in the area of professional service
  5. Active listening (seeking to understand before being understood)
  6. Solicitation of feedback and input
  7. Provision of constructive criticism that leads to growth and development

Click for Scoring Rubric for Leadership Excellence Award

Research & Scholarship Excellence Award

This award celebrates an individual who directly contributes to research and scholarship focused on the advancement of education, discovery, and innovation.

Criteria/Consideration for Research & Scholarship Excellence Award

Recipient will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Extensive knowledge and mastery of subject areas relevant to their research
  2. Participation in or leadership of original research published in peer-reviewed journals
  3. Peer-reviewed research presentations (e.g., lectures, abstracts, panel presentations)
  4. Evidence of research translation beyond publications and presentations (e.g., community benefit, policy change)
  5. Ability to inspire, guide, and mentor fellow investigators (e.g., faculty, staff, fellows, residents, medical students, community-based investigators)
  6. Research support generated through grants and contracts (This criterion does not apply to professional staff scientists or others who may be ineligible to pursue grant funding as a Principal Investigator)
  7. Local, regional, and national organizational service relating to research

Click for Scoring Rubric for Research & Scholarship Excellence Award

Team Excellence Award

This award celebrates teams that have made significant contributions to advancing the mission and vision of the DFM. Consideration will be given to teams of any size who work collaboratively to achieve their goals.

Criteria/Consideration for Team Excellence Award

Recipient Teams will be chosen based on criteria. Nominee teams should exemplify many of the listed criteria in their award category, though they are not required to exemplify ALL criteria.

  1. Demonstration of collaborative innovation and creativity that led to new or improved processes
  2. Implementation of successful, impactful, and meaningful team or committee work
  3. Synergy resulting in team outcomes greater than the sum of individual efforts
  4. Evidence of pooled skills, talents, and knowledge among team members
  5. Evidence of mutual support for one another
  6. Commitment to addressing a project or assignment larger than its members’ individual job descriptions

Click for Scoring Rubric for Team Excellence Award