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)
To be considered, one can either self-nominate or be nominated by an active SNACC member.
- Be a woman who has a history of excellence in mentoring
- Be currently active in perioperative neuroscience research or education
- Have a track record of success serving as a mentor for at least 10 years (although individual mentor/mentee relationship need not be of greater than 10 years in duration)
- Be an active SNACC member for at least 10 years
- Be willing to continue to provide remote mentorship to SNACC members and be actively involved in the WINNER program
- Be nominated by a current active SNACC member
Required information in support of a nomination:
- Nominee’s name, title, institution, and contact information (i.e. address, email address)
- Nominator’s name, title, institution, and contact information
- A letter of intent written by the nominator, signed by the nominator and co-signed by the nominee’s department chair. This letter should briefly outline why the nominee should be inducted into the WINNER Academy of Mentors.
- At least three letters of support from the nominee’s current or past mentees.
- These letters should specifically address the mentorship contributions of the nominee and describe why the nominee should be considered for induction into the WINNER Academy of Mentors
- The 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.
- Nominee’s recent CV and bibliography