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Institute for Women's Health and Leadership Marion Spencer Fay Award

The call for nominations for the 2017 Marion Spencer Fay Award will begin in February 2017. For more information, please contact Janine Barber at jbarber@drexelmed.edu or 215.991.8194.

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Named 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award Honoree

Marion Spencer Fay Award Honoree Laurie H. Glimcher, MD and IWHL Director Lynn Yeakel
Marion Spencer Fay Award honoree Laurie H. Glimcher, MD and Lynn Yeakel, director of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership

The annual Marion Spencer Fay Award was presented to Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, incoming president and chief executive officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and former dean and professor of medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College on Monday, September 26, 2016, by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership.

Learn more about Dr. Glimcher [PDF]

The national Marion Spencer Fay Award, now in its 53rd year, is given annually to a woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium.

Dr. Glimcher presented her lecture, “Doctor Without Borders,” a discussion of key research contributions from her laboratory paired with key personal events in her career over the last 30 years. The lecture was followed by an award presentation and reception.

The 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee
The 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee, from left to right: Janine Barber; Jane Clifford, PhD; Mark Woodland, MD; Ellie Kelepouris, MD; Jane Barth, Michele Kutzler, PhD; Ruth DuBois; D. Walter Cohen, DDS; Laurie Glimcher, MD (2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award honoree); Barbara Schindler, MD; Ellie Cantor, PhD (Chair, Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee); Kenny Simansky, PhD; Natalie Bartle, EdD; Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD; Mary Anne Delaney, MD; Diane Magrane, MD; Lynn Yeakel (Director, Institute for Women's Health and Leadership); Michele Marcolongo, PhD

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Barber at 215.991.8194 or jbarber@drexelmed.edu


The Marion Spencer Fay Award

Marion Spencer Fay, PhD

The Marion Spencer Fay Award is a national award to honor achievement and excellence in medicine and science and is presented to a woman of distinction, innovation and leadership. Past Marion Spencer Fay Award honorees include Julie Overbaugh, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of Duke University's School of Medicine. Learn more about past honorees.

Marion Spencer Fay, PhD, was dean and president of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1963. The National Board for Women in Medicine established an award in her name in 1963 to recognize her pioneering leadership.

This national award, now in its 53rd year, is given annually to a woman physician and/or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator and/or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential.

Formerly administered by the National Board for Women in Medicine, the award continues under the guidance of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine, which maintains the traditions of the Woman's Medical College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania that reflect a 160-year legacy of excellence.

  • The award recipient is selected from nominations submitted to a special committee, appointed by the Institute, dedicated to the principles of the Marion Spencer Fay Award. 
  • The presentation ceremony is attended by distinguished academic, medical and scientific leaders and the award includes a $10,000 honorarium to support the recipient's work.

 
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