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 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) awardees are female 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 and inclusion is especially important for this award. Members of the WINNER academy should be ready to mentor the next generation of perioperative neuroscientists.
Women who have been SNACC members for at least 10 years, and who have shown excellence in mentoring and involvement in perioperative neuroscience research and education, are eligible for this award. The awardee will be expected to be actively involved in the WINNER program and provide mentorship to SNACC members.
Nominations can only be made by dues paying SNACC members and should include a brief biographic sketch of the nominee, and a two paragraph statement describing the credentials of the nominee for this award. In addition, three 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.