This page is run by the Dean’s Standing Committee on Women in Medicine and Science. It is a place to provide resources for and highlight the work of our UW School of Medicine women faculty.


About the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science

Mission Statement

The mission of this committee is to foster career development and wellness as well as address gender inequities in hiring, compensation, and advancement among women faculty members for the benefit of all members of the School of Medicine.

Specific aims include:

  • Increasing opportunities for promotion, tenure, and leadership for women faculty in teaching, research, clinical care and administration
  • Assessing departmental practices to ensure equity and transparency in hiring, salary, and promotion
  • Enhancing and developing programs to support women faculty through mentoring, career advising, and education
  • Advocating for women faculty in areas of professional and personal need including direct and indirect support for work/life integration
  • Institute educational programs and awareness on implicit bias and means to counter it
  • Actively working to sponsor the next generation of women in medicine and science

Committee on Women in Medicine and Science Members 2020-2021

Amy Starosta Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine Nina Lamble Assistant Professor, Medicine
Anne Slater Associate Professor, Pediatrics Nisha Bansal Associate Professor, Medicine
Deepti Reddi Acting Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Rebecca Petersen Associate Professor, Surgery
Heather McPhillips Professor, Pediatrics Renata Ferreira Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Jeanne Cawse-Lucas Associate Professor, Family Medicine Roxanne Kerani Assistant Professor, Medicine
Jennifer Best Associate Professor, Medicine Sarah Geneser Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Jennifer Unger Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Shannon Simmons Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Julie Van De Weghe Postdoc, Pediatrics Sherene Shalhub Associate Professor, Surgery
Kari Nelson Professor, Medicine Smita Yadav Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
Katherine DeNiro Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine Stephanie Page Professor, Medicine
Leah Yoke Physician Assistant, Medicine Sujatha Buddhe Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Maggie Laufenberg Physician Assistant, MEDEX Northwest Suzette Sutherland Associate Professor, Urology
Maryann Overland Assistant Professor, Medicine Tresa McGranahan Assistant Professor, Neurology
Mimi Cabrera (Chair) Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Trish Kritek Professor, Medicine
Monique Mogensen Assistant Professor, Radiology

Highlights and Recognitions

Drs. Kristine Calhoun and Judith Pauwels both received the annual Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty. This award recognizes faculty members who are creating the next generation of leaders and mentors.

In a highly collaborative review, female urologists at UW Medical Center and beyond analyze the current landscape of Leadership Positions and opportunities for diverse leadership in urology.

Five faculty members and one affiliate professor, including three School of Medicine department faculty, at the University of Washington are among 120 new members and 30 international members elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Mary-Claire King, PhD: 2021 Gairdner Award

So proud of my colleague Nsika Sithole @doublemembrane on the publication of his first-author paper evaluating #HIV self-test kit distribution in #KZN 🇿🇦. In COVID era, options for HIV testing beyond clinics are so important! @AHRI_News

An amazing leadership opportunity for Associate/Full Professor and Chair @UW_Immunology , Check out the 👀Position Details Share with your networks!
#Immunology #STEMcareers @UW_MSTP @uw_wims

We are happy to announce @EvelynQinMD, @UWRehabMed as the AAP’s '21- '23 appointee for the @AAMCtoday Organization of Resident Representatives.
Evelyn is passionate about health policy & #physiatry. We are thrilled to have her representing @AAPhysiatrists.

Congrats, Evelyn!🩺

Ny-Ying Lam, MD (Assistant Professor), will begin her new role as Chief of Service for UW Medical Center (UWMC), effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Lam has been serving as the Associate Chief of Service for UWMC since 2018.
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Sponsored Programs

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

Each year, the Dean’s Committee on Women in Medicine and Science sponsors two early career women faculty members to attend this program.

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

Each year, the Dean’s Committee on Women in Medicine and Science sponsors one mid-career woman faculty member to attend this program.