UWSOM awards, March 2024

Here is where we list the names of UWSOM faculty who have received awards. The listing comes from our bimonthly Faculty Newsletter. If you know of someone who should be acknowledged, please let us know at uwsomcom@uw.edu.

Director of Academic Rural and Regional Affairs nominated for UW award

Miranda Olsen, UWSOM’s Director of Academic Rural and Regional Affairs, was recently acknowledged at a reception honoring nominees for UW’s annual Distinguished Staff Awards. Winners of the award are announced later in the year.

Olsen oversees and coordinates the Medical Student Education Program (MSEP) which spans six campuses with more than 3,000 faculty in the five WWAMI states.

According to the nomination, “UWSOM’s Medical Student Education Program is a complex organization and Miranda is the glue that holds it together. “

“Miranda has dedicated the past 10 years to ensuring that UWSOM’s Medical Student Education Program continues to be one of the best in the country. She does this largely behind the scenes by creating infrastructure and supporting staff and faculty effectively and efficiently.”

“Miranda has tackled some of the most difficult issues facing the School of Medicine.  She tackles these issues with creative solutions that reflects a mix of optimism and pragmatism – a combination that has resulted in innovative and durable solutions.  She is a collaborative leader who mentors her team effectively to help others grow for individual and collective benefit.  Miranda is a dedicated mission-focused servant leader who is deserving of recognition with a distinguished staff award.”