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Anne Browning

Anne Browning, PhD, associate dean for Well-Being at the UW School of Medicine, has been named the 2024 recipient of the John R. Pettit Endowed Leadership Award.

The Pettit Award is named after John Pettit, UW Medicine’s former associate vice president for business and legal affairs. The award recognizes outstanding administrators who, like Browning, exemplify leadership, integrity and positivity.

Browning’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely recognized. From her well-being opening message at Town Hall meetings to well-being and support email outreach, colleagues across the system note appreciation for the support and comfort during those particularly stressful times.

“I feel very fortunate to get to help center the well-being of our people in the work we do together as UW Medicine. Both through the pandemic when we showed our vulnerability and humanity in the face of uncertainty and now as we build the structures to provide well-being throughout our system — I am moved by the willingness of our community to create innovative ways to connect and improve our work environment,” she says.

Learn more about Browning and past Pettit award winners.