The Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER) Academy of Mentors started in 2018 to recognize major contributions made by women to the field of perioperative neuroscience specifically through excellence in mentoring and to provide a platform for mentoring the next generation of perioperative neuroscientists. Mentors in this prestigious group to-date are:
Deborah Culley, MD (2018 Inaugural mentor)
Karen Domino, MD, MPH (2018 Inaugural mentor)
Kristen Engelhard, MD, PhD (2018 Inaugural mentor)
Monica Vavilala, MD (2018 Inaugural mentor)
Audrée A. Bendo, MD, MS, FASA (Inducted 2019)
The Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER) Academy of Mentors inductees are women SNACC members whose contribution to the field of perioperative neuroscience, specifically through excellence in mentoring, has advanced the mission of SNACC. A focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is especially important for this award. Members of the WINNER Academy of Mentors should be willing to continue to mentor the next generation of neuroanesthesiologists/perioperative neuroscientists. Women who have been active SNACC members for at least 10 years and who have a track record of excellence in mentoring, specifically demonstrating commitment to mentoring women are eligible for this award. The mentorship does not have to be limited to research or education and can instead, incorporate all aspects of professional mentorship in neuroanesthesiology/perioperative neuroscience. The awardee will be expected to be actively involved in the WINNER program and provide mentorship to SNACC members, including those who may not be working at their own institution.
Nominations can only be made by active SNACC members and should include a brief biographic sketch of the nominee, and a minimum of a two-paragraph statement describing the credentials of the nominee for this award. In addition, two letters of support from the nominee’s current or past mentees should be provided. These mentees need not be SNACC members or even anesthesiologists but should be individuals for whom the nominee has played a significant role as a mentor.
Look for information in the Spring of 2022.