Becca Dillingham has been named the 2014 Sharon Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Awardee!
“The award recognizes the leadership qualities of a physician or basic scientist at the School of Medicine, female or male, who manifests excellence in several of the following areas: clinical care, teaching, scholarship, mentoring, research, leadership, community service, and commitment to continuous learning, and who has exerted influence in fostering a better institutional environment by advocating for women’s issues.”
Past awardees include Jennifer Harvey, JoAnn Pinkerton, Amy Bouton, Karen Johnston, Wendi El-Amin, Peggy Plews-Ogan, Joyce Hamlin, Laurel Rice, and Peggy Shupnik.
Becca is recognized for her efforts globally, locally and across the University, which include her exceptional clinical care in infectious diseases with a focus on HIV and HCV treatment, research in implementation of tools to access care such as smart phones, and superb teaching that includes co-leadership of the Global Public Health minor in the College, directing the Center for Global Health, and facilitating the myriad opportunities that it provides for student field research experiences. Her excellence is manifest best perhaps by two separate 4th year medical student classes at UVA having asked her to be their commencement marshall!
Congratulations to Becca on this recognition of the extraordinary impact that she has on all of us.