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

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

Marion Spencer Fay Award Honoree Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

The annual Marion Spencer Fay Award will be presented to Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, dean and professor of medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, N.Y., and incoming president and chief executive officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The award will be presented to Dr. Glimcher in Philadelphia 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.

Prior to an award presentation and reception at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Glimcher will present 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.

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


Katherine Knight Receives 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award

2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award winner Katherine Knight, PhD

The annual Marion Spencer Fay Award was presented to Katherine Knight, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and co-founder of the Infectious Disease and Immunology Institute at Loyola University Chicago, on Thursday, November 19, by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership. During the event Dr. Knight presented her lecture, Harnessing Bacteria to Fight Disease: A Professional Scientific Journey.

Learn more about Dr. Knight [PDF]

The national Marion Spencer Fay Award, now in its 52nd year, is given annually to an outstanding woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential. The award included a $10,000 honorarium to support Dr. Knight's work.

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The Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee and Dr. Knight
Members of the Marion Spencer Fay Award Committee with 2015 honoree Katherine Knight, PhD

2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award Presented to Phyllis A. Dennery, MD

On October 21, 2014, the annual Marion Spencer Fay Award was presented to Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership.

Dr. Dennery presented her lecture, "A Neonatologist's Journey: Shedding Light on Small Wonders," followed by an award presentation and a luncheon in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Drexel's University City Campus.

Learn more about Dr. Dennery [PDF]

The national Marion Spencer Fay Award, now in its 51st year, is given annually to an outstanding woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium to support Dr. Dennery's work.

2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award Presented to Phyllis A. Dennery, MD  2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award Winner Phyllis A. Dennery, MD

2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award Ceremony

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 51st 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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