Shorey Wins Outstanding Woman Faculty Award

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LITTLE ROCK Jeannette M. Shorey II, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine and associate dean for continuing medical education and faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine, has received the 2007 Outstanding Woman Faculty Award for mentorship, leadership, scholarship and achievement.

The award was presented at the seventh annual Women’s Faculty Development Caucus (WFDC) awards dinner March 22 at Trios restaurant in Little Rock. More than 70 women faculty members attended.

Shorey joined the faculty as an associate professor of geriatrics in 2002, after spending 18 years at Harvard Medical School as an intern, resident, faculty member and residency program director. She became associate dean in the College of Medicine in 2004. She is the daughter of Winston K. Shorey, M.D., dean of the UAMS College of Medicine from 1961 through 1974, and Jeanette M. Shorey, M.D., who also was a faculty member.

Shorey has designed and delivered many mentoring, teaching and communication workshops at UAMS and nationally. She has served as vice president and board member of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (formerly the American Academy on Physician and Patient).

Under Shorey’s leadership, the Office of Faculty Affairs has greatly expanded its services and added a faculty wellness program. She is working with College of Medicine and UAMS Medical Center leaders to expand the CARE (Compassion, Attitude, Respect, Excellence) program, which works to promote a culture of patient-centered care and positive interactions among UAMS staff.

The WFDC was founded in 1989 as a professional development and mentoring program to help women advance to leadership positions. The cofounders were College of Medicine Dean Debra H. Fiser, M.D., a longtime pediatrics faculty member and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics until being named dean last year, and Teresita Angtuaco, M.D., a professor of radiology. Both are previous winners of the Outstanding Woman Faculty Award.

Since launching its formal mentoring program in 1996, the caucus has matched more than 80 junior women faculty members with mentors. In 1997, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) awarded the organization the first ever Women in Medicine Leadership Award in recognition of its professional development activities.

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