Faculty member wins Cook Award

StokolDr. Tracy Stokol, Associate Professor in Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, is a recipient of the 18th annual Alice H. Cook & Constance E. Cook Award. This award is given to people who have made significant contributions to improving the climate for women at Cornell University and is named in honor of the late Constance E. Cook, Cornell’s first woman vice president, and the late Professor Emerita Alice H. Cook, founding member of Cornell’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (ACSW).

"Dr. Stokol’s service on the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Committee on the Status of Faculty Women (CSFW), most recently as chair, is one of her most important contributions," said Michael Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, and Judith Appleton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. "She and the Committee have worked to bring speakers to the College to discuss important topics relating to career development, including mentoring. Dr. Stokol was also instrumental in initiating an informal networking event for early-career faculty members in the College and was the driving force behind the establishment of CSFW’s presence on the web. Dr. Stokol’s efforts have kept the concerns and interests of women faculty at the forefront of discussions at the College, and we appreciate her insights and commitment to this very important initiative."