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Nominate a Colleague for the Drum Major Awards

The Drum Major Award recognize individuals at WashU School of Medicine who embody what it means to be an upstander. Awardees should be those who speak up or act in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied or attacked. Upstanders are people who speak and act against injustices.

We want to uplift members of our community, from every corner, that are doing this work. From leading community-wide service projects or standing up for others in the face of injustice, upstanders represent the best of humanity today across the School of Medicine. They harness their character strengths to meet their moment and pursue justice, both great and small, inspiring others to do the same.

We are seeking nominations for Upstander Awards to members of our community. Please fill out the form below no later than January 14th, 2024 at 11:59pm (CDT). Please email with questions or concerns. If awarded, your nomination will be sent directly to the person you nominated as well as to their supervisor. Similarly, awardees will be honored during the WUSM DEI Update on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.

Update: See the 2024 awardees!