Women’s Leadership Forum Award

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Women’s Leadership Forum Award 2018-04-18T16:43:38+00:00


  • Honorarium of $500
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Complimentary registration to the ORS Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary registration to the Women’s Leadership Forum Reception

The winner must be present at the ORS Annual Meeting to accept the award.


  • Nominee must be an ORS member* in good standing
  • Nominations/applications for this award must be received by August 15 (self nominations are accepted).
  • CV and a brief letter outlining achievements must be received for each candidate/nominee.

*Note: If you are not a member of the ORS, but would like to apply to be eligible for this award, visit our membership section of the website for an application. Thank you for your interest.


A submission package must include:

  • Nomination Letter
  • Brief Letter Outlining Achievements
  • Curriculum Vitae

Only complete electronic submissions will be considered for review.

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2018

The Women’s Leadership Forum Award is given every year to recognize a woman biologist, clinician, or engineer who, throughout her professional lifetime, has made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. She will have also demonstrated outstanding leadership through service to the professional community and mentorship of colleagues and trainees.

2018 Jennifer Westendorf, PhD
2017 Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
2016 Joan Bechtold, PhD
2015 Marjolein van der Meulen, PhD
2014 Mary Goldring, PhD
2013 Clare Rimnac, PhD
2012 Barbara Boyan, PhD
2011 Martha Gray, PhD
2010 Linda Sandell, PhD
2009 Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD
2008 Adele Boskey, PhD
2007 Joan McGowan, PhD
2006 Kate Vogel, PhD

For further information, please contact Alyson Scolaro at scolaro@ors.org.

Learn more about the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum.

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