The Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award

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The Office of Diversity & Inclusion established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award award in 2016 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke School of Medicine community. The award is named for Michelle Winn, MD, Associate Professor of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, who passed away in July 2014. Dr. Winn 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. This award is given annually to a Duke Health community member who has exemplified excellence, innovation, and leadership through helping create a more diverse and inclusive environment.


The 2018 recipients of the Michelle Winn Award were Nadine Barrett, PhD, MA (faculty), Melissa Segal, LCSW (staff), Charlotte Gamble, MD, MPH, (resident), and Gabriela Nagy, PhD, (fellow). In addition both Joshua Davidoff, MHS, and Krystina Quow, MD, received the award for students. Read more about the winners here.

The 2017 Awardees were:

(Award recipients in italics from left, Kenny Railey, MD, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Aladine Elsamadicy, B.E. MS4 , Michael On'Gele, MS3, Dean Klotman, Randall Grimes, MS,  Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Delbert Wigfall, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Judy Seidenstein, Chief Diversity Officer, Jeanine Holland, Office of Diversity & Inclusion)

Submissions for the 2019 award will be opening soon.
One resident/fellow, one staff member, one student, and one faculty member will be chosen for the award.

To nominate someone for this award, please provide a letter with specific examples of the individual’s exemplary achievements and contributions towards inclusive excellence by means of service, leadership, research or education.  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 and Nominee Names (residents/fellows, students, faculty, and staff eligible)
     Nominator Relationship to Duke University School of Medicine
     Nominator’s Mailing Address
     Nominator’s Email Address
     Nominee Department

The letter should also specifically address the nominee and evidence of one or more of the following:

Improving awareness related to diversity, inclusion, bias, and/or healthcare disparities within SOM.
Track record mentoring underrepresented minorities/women.
Role modeling and/or community service.
Diversity and/or inclusion impact within Duke SOM.
Community engagement/focus on improving the care of a diverse patient population.
Initiation of innovative approaches to create diversity and/or foster inclusion.

Nominations must be received electronically at no later than March 5, 2019.