The Indiana University School of Medicine created the Deb Cowley Staff Leadership Award in 2018 to recognize a professional staff employee who demonstrates an extraordinary contribution to faculty assistance, coaching and/or development. Support of the success of faculty in the IU School of Medicine is of paramount importance. This award encourages and reinforces behaviors that support faculty success. This award is in recognition of the support model demonstrated by Deb Cowley during her tenure at IU School of Medicine. The school will support up to two awards annually. Awards will be funded through Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity.