Jennifer Potter, MD, Director of Fenway’s LGBTQIA+ Population Health Program and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, will receive the 2023 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Leadership Award for an Individual November 4 at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
The award recognizes Dr. Potter’s profound influence and track record of academic leadership and her career-long commitment to developing women leaders in medicine and science. Since 1995, this prestigious award has recognized over 45 individuals and organizations.
“I am honored to accept this award, which shines a light on the importance of mentorship for all women in science and medicine,” Potter said. “I look forward to celebrating in community with so many amazing colleagues from across the country in November.”
Potter is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, and Program Lead for the Harvard Medical School-wide HMS-Fenway LGBTQIA+ Health Fellowship Program. She has extensive clinical, medical education, research, and mentoring experience; has designed and implemented numerous curricula for health professionals focused on LGBTQIA+ health, women’s health, cancer survivorship, and trauma-informed care; and co-edited three seminal textbooks on LGBTQIA+ health.
The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. GWIMS advances the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Potter on this amazing achievement!