The American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) and the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Service are soliciting nominations for the inaugural Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award. (Nomination application appears at the bottom of this page.)
Dr. Margaret Butler was the first female otolaryngology chairperson in the United States. In 1906, she was appointed Chair of Ear, Nose and Throat at Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. As a respected otolaryngologist and an ambassador of the specialty, Dr. Butler provided a blueprint for future generations of female otolaryngologists. The purpose of this Award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership in promoting gender diversity in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and its related endeavors. A secondary goal is to encourage the training and mentorship of future women leaders in our specialty.
The recipient received $1,500 to be used towards conference registration and travel to the 2019 AHNS Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), taking place in Austin, Texas. The recipient was honored at the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Reception at COSM on April 30, 2019.
Individuals nominated for this award will have the following qualities:
- Has demonstrated leadership and consistent track record of promoting gender diversity and equity in head and neck surgery, and its related fields.
- Has consistently supported and promoted women in head and neck surgery and its related endeavors, as well as mentoring individuals through merit-based career advancements and promotions.
- Has measurable impact in the promotion of women in head and neck surgery and its related fields, i.e. career advancement of mentees, mentorship in publications and research, etc.
- Present or past member of the AHNS are preferred but not required.
2019 Awardee: Marion E. Couch MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
The 2020 applications will open end of this year!