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.
Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women
The award recognizes a female staff or faculty member of the University of Utah who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the U, 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; this should be focused on broad contributions and activities at the University, rather than nationally or within a single unit.
- Brief CV, resume, or biography of the candidate.
- One or more additional letters from University community supporting the candidate.
Previously nominated candidates will be considered by the Committee ONLY if nominators have updated the original nomination letter and provided additional information for the file in support of the nominee.
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Carrie L. Byington, M.D.
H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair Research Enterprise
Department of Pediatrics
Congratulations to Carrie Byington M.D. this year's recipient of the Linda K. Amos Award. Carrie was nominated by a large number of colleagues and mentees. The award selection committee believes that Carrie epitomizes the spirit of the Amos Award. Carrie has a long standing commitment to mentoring especially women, students of color and faculty. As one of Carrie's nominators summarized "Dr. Byington has transformed the research climate for women and minority investigators at the University...she has increased the number of women and minorities in the biomedical workforce and developed innovative mentoring methods that can be applied nationally to develop the human capital needed for the success of the national research enterprise and the health of the nation."
- 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
- 1999 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