OT student receives leadership award


Erin Sanborn, a doctoral student in the Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Occupational Therapy, is the recipient of the 2013 Women in Science Rosalind Kornfeld Leadership Award given by the Academic Women’s Network (AWN) at the university.

The leadership award is given each year to women in the graduating class of the school’s MD and/or PhD programs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in service to, or advancement of, women within the community. The award was named to memorialize Rosalind Kornfeld, PhD, the founding president of AWN and a valued colleague and mentor to many female scientists at the university. She died in 2007.

Sanborn, who this month will receive her doctorate in occupational therapy, is the first occupational therapy student to be given the Rosalind Kornfeld Leadership Award. She also recently was chosen to participate in Clinton Global Initiative University for a proposal related to her occupational therapy doctorate apprenticeship, which involves helping start the first occupational therapy school in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa.

To read more about the leadership award and its recipients, visit this link.