This Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award is presented annually to individuals in our School who exemplify excellence, innovation, and leadership in helping to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Winn Awards. Any member of the School of Medicine may submit a nomination for the award and we invite and encourage you to do so. The nominations review committee will use selection criteria to determine awardees from each of these categories: student, staff, faculty, trainee, and postdoc. Nomination 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
The letter should also specifically address one or more of the following areas:
- Evidence of awareness or providing education related to equity, diversity, inclusion, bias, healthcare disparities within the School of Medicine
- Evidence of a track record mentoring faculty, staff and learners who are underrepresented in medicine.
- Evidence of role modeling and/or community service.
- Evidence of leadership impact within Duke SOM.
- Evidence of community engagement/focus on improving the care of a diverse patient population.
- Evidence of the initiation of innovative approaches to foster equity and inclusion.
Nominations must be received electronically by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at EDI@dm.duke.edu no later than March 6, 2023.
2022 Winn Awards
The recipients of the 2022 Winn Inclusive Excellence Awards are:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student Amanda Clarke, MA (trainee award)
- Administrative Manager Christie McCray, MEd (staff award)
- Medical student Sonali Biwas (student award)
- Associate Professor of Neurology Andrew Spector, MD (faculty award)
Read more about the 2022 Winn recipients here.
Nominations should provide specific evidence in one or more of the following areas:
- Initiation of innovative approaches to foster equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Commitment to creative learning and education strategies related to diversity, equity, inclusion, bias, and/or healthcare disparities.
- Track record of mentoring underrepresented learners, staff, or faculty.
- Role model of inclusive leadership behaviors that positively impact the School of Medicine.
- Community engagement/service with a focus on improving the care of diverse patient populations.
Michelle Winn, MD, associate professor of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, (photo, left) 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.
Any member of the School of Medicine may submit a nomination for the award and we invite and encourage you to do so. The nominations review committee will use selection criteria to determine awardees from each of these categories: student, staff, faculty, trainee, and postdoc. Nomination letters should include specific examples of the individual’s exemplary achievements and contributions towards inclusive excellence by means of service, leadership, research, or education.