The Sharona Gordon Award for transformational leadership is given to an individual who has made a clear and sustained impact on improving equity and inclusivity in the fields of Physiology and Biophysics.
This award was established in 2020 as recognition for the important contributions that Professor Gordon has made in changing the scientific environment, including establishing standards of equity in the peer review process during her time as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Physiology, developing mentoring networks for early-career scientists, disseminating information about harassment in Academia, and standing up for inequities in the greater scientific community.
The Sharona Gordon Award will be given annually to recognize and honor an individual who has gone above and beyond in their actions to promote equity and inclusivity in the Physiology and Biophysics community. The scientific enterprise is at its best when it welcomes and values diverse voices. Leaders who innovate to advance representation, equity, and inclusion are eligible.
Key characteristics of award winners may include:
Call for Nominations: February, 2021
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