Linda K. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and served as Associate Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Nursing. She is Professor Emerita of Nursing.
This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the University and best represents the ideals and actions of Linda K. Amos. It is presented annually in March during Women's Week.
Nominations must be made by a member of the University community (faculty, staff or student) and should include the following:
- Letter of nomination outlining the candidate's commitment to improving the educational
and/or working environment for women at the University of Utah. Nominations should
be focused on broad contributions and activities specific to the advancement of women
at the University of Utah, rather than addressing women's working environment or educational
opportunities nationally or within a single unit at the University.
Nominees for the Award will be considered in light of their cumulative, positive advancement of women at the University of Utah. Indicators of excellence may include one or more of the following:
- Improving the educational environment for women at the department, college, or university.
- Improving the working environment for women at the department, college or university.
- Establishing policies to include and value women's contributions.
- Advancing equity and representation of women.
- Creating opportunities for women.
- Expanding the influence of women at the department, college, or university
- Brief CV, resume, or biography of the candidate
- One or more additional letters from the University community supporting the candidate.
Nominators are advised to inform the nominee of his or her nomination. Previously nominated candidates will be considered by the Committee if nominators have updated the original nomination letter and provided additional information for the file in support of the nominee.
Deadline for Nominations – Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 12 Noon
Please send nomination materials electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Amos Recipient:
Dr. Harriet W. Hopf, Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine, University of Utah
|Kim Hackford-Peer, Associate Director, Gender Studies|
|Mary Anne Berzins, Assistant VP for Human Resources|
|Cynthia J. Burrows, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry. Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry|
|2013||Joanne Yaffe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Social Work, Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Psychiatry|
|Debra Willardson, Athletic Trainer|
|2012||Carrie L. Byington, M.D., H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair Research Enterprise, Department of Pediatrics|
|2011||Susan Olson, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs|
|2010||Debra Daniels, Director, University of Utah Women's Resource Center|
|2009||Leigh Neumayer, MD, Professor of General Surgery|
|2008||Kathleen Digre, MD, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology|
|2007||Kathy Brooks, former director of the Women's Resource Center|
|2006||Elizabeth Tashjian, Associate Professor of Finance|
|2005||Carol Sansone, Professor of Psychology|
|2004||M. Denise Dearing, Professor of Biology|
|2003||Kirtly Parker Jones, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|2002||JoAnn Lighty, Professor of Chemical Engineering|
|2001||Victoria Judd, MD, Professor of Pediatrics|
|2000||Fern Gardner, University of Utah Women's Basketball Coach|
Linda K. Amos, Founding Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Former Associate Vice President of Health Sciences, Professor Emerita of Nursing, Dean Emerita of the College of Nursing