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Susan M. MacDonald DOM Annual Sponsorship Award

The Women's Task Force is seeking nominations for the Dr. Susan M. MacDonald DOM 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. A 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 recognize career and leadership potential.

Dr. MacDonald was a pioneer in Department of Medicine and superlative sponsor who helped to advance the careers of both women and men in the Department of Medicine. Those of you who know her well will remember her heartfelt laugh, genuine concern for others and wisdom which she freely shared.

Please help us to raise awareness about the importance of sponsoring women by nominating a deserving candidate. We have had many deserving candidates over the years so please feel free to re-nominate prior candidates if they were not selected. We thank Dr. Rachel Levine and Dr. Linda Resar for their efforts in establishing and continuing this important sponsorship award. This year’s winners will be announced at the Annual DOM Task Force Dinner.

Previous Annual Sponsorship Award Winners:
2015 – Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH
2015 – Roy Ziegelstein, MD, MPH
2016 – Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPH
2016 – Trish Perl, MD, MSc
2017 – Sonye Danoff, MD, MPH
2017 – David Levine, MD
2018 – Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
2018 – Robert A. Wise, MD
2019 – Josef Coresh MD, PhD
2019 – Nadia Hansel MD, MPH
2020 – postponed due to COVID 19
2021 – Sophie Lanzkron, MD, MHS
2021 – David Thomas, MD, MHS

Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2022

For more information, please contact Dr. Garima Sharma at or Holly Sellers at

Click here for the nomination form.


Kelsey Bennett