Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, was one of 36 women honored with the Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award by the MGH Center for Faculty Development. This award is presented to women faculty clinicians, educators, researchers, and women postdocs at MGH, who have shown exceptional promise as leaders in their field and whose careers would specifically benefit from speaking, mentoring, and networking opportunities at the national or international level. This award provides an opportunity to serve as “virtual” Visiting Professor to give Grand Rounds at a national or international institution, organized by the Center for Faculty Development. Moreover, a mentor at the host institution will be identified for the Scholar. The Scholar will also receive professional coaching on presentation and interview skills, as well as a virtual career development seminar series.
Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of MassGeneral Brigham, and former Director of the Center for Faculty Development, has been a strong supporter and advocate for women physicians and scientists at MGH. Among many other initiatives, she was instrumental in establishing the MGH Backup Childcare Center and the Claflin Distinguished Scholar Awards, which supports the careers of women scientists at MGH at a critical period in their careers, when primary responsibility for childrearing might otherwise reduce their productivity.