Spottswood Earns 2016 Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Mentoring Award

This week, Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and Associate Vice Chair for Diversity for Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Radiology, earned the 2016 Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center (MCWC) Mentoring Award, which honors members of the Vanderbilt community who foster the professional and intellectual development of Vanderbilt women. 

MCWC recognized Spottswood, along with three other women from the Vanderbilt community, for their leadership, mentoring and contributions to the advancement of women during the annual Cuninggim Lecture and awards ceremony at the Student Life Center. 

Spottswood is a clinician-educator who teaches and mentors medical students, residents and fellows in the discipline of pediatric diagnostic radiology. She aims to mentor younger women and underrepresented minorities who may not otherwise be provided with appropriate guidance for success in the traditional medical educational environment. After recognizing that women in her department were not advancing as quickly as their male counterparts, she developed a faculty career development program for women called Women in Radiology. Although only in its infancy, Women in Radiology already has engaged 30 female faculty, nurse practitioners and fellows in training.

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Stephanie Spottswood (left) receives the 2016 Mentoring Award from Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center Director Rory Dicker. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)