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 2022-2023

J. Elaine-Marie Albert Clinical Professor, Pediatrics Trish Kritek Professor, Medicine
Sarah Brown Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Emily Law Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Sujatha Buddhe Associate Professor, Pediatrics Karen Lin Clinical Instructor, Otolaryngology
Tuesday Burns Clinical Associate Professor Kimberly Ma Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mimi Cabrera (Chair) Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Corliss Newman Oncology Specialist
Ryan Clodfelter Clinical Instructor, Medicine Bukola Ojo Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Alice Ellyson Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Lara Oyetunji Assistant Professor, Surgery
Erica Holland Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Shannon Simmons Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Bonnie Joy Assistant Teaching Professor, MEDEX Anne Slater Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Roxanne Kerani (chair elect) Research Associate Professor, Medicine; Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology LaTonya Trotter Associate Professor, Bioethics and Humanitites
Leah Yoke Physician Assistant, Medicine

 

Women Faculty Leadership Series

This is a four-part series of hour-long events designed to empower UW School of Medicine women faculty with tools to thrive in their careers.

You may register for any number of events in this four-part series. All events will be by Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

Please click this link to register for one or all events in this series.

If you have questions, please email somfacultyaffairs@uw.edu

Details for each session

Session 1 – Negotiations: Advocating for Self and Others

May 11, 2022  |  12-1pm
Speaker
: Christina Fong, PhD

The goal of this session is to equip faculty with the skills to effectively negotiate for themselves and their team in order to achieve not only personal or professional aspirations, but also overall program growth.

Session 2 – Not Imposter Syndrome

June 14, 2022  |  9-10am
Speaker
: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

The goal of this session is to discuss imposter syndrome and its nuances (including what is wrong with the concept and updated ways to approach these issues) to provide practical guidance and advice to women leaders in medicine and science.

You may view the presentation slides for Dr. Jagsi’s talk here.

Session 3 – Difficult Conversations

September 20, 2022  |  4-5pm
Speaker
: Sara Kim, PhD

The goal of this session is to discuss an approach to having tough conversations with less stress and more success, particularly for women in medicine and science.

You may view the slides from Dr. Kim’s talk here and view the full presentation recording below. Click here for the transcript.

Session 4 – How to Build and Lead Diverse Teams – Strategy

January 12, 2023  |  9-10am
Speaker
: Ben Humphreys, MD, PhD

The goal of this session is to provide key insights on how to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and lead a collaborative, inclusive, and high-performing team.


 

Highlights and Recognitions

Drs. Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA and Tonya Palermo, PhD 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.

Anita Chopra, MD, physician at UW Medicine Primary Care at Shoreline, was named the 2021 Internist of the Year by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Washington Chapter.

Mary-Claire King, PhD: 2021 Gairdner Award

We have collated dozens of highlights from our amazing women faculty members across departments in the School of Medicine.

You may read through them here.

WUWU (Women of UW Urology) Social Gathering! Such a fun VIBE! Grateful!! It’s always rejuvenating to commune with fellow female colleagues! ⁦@uwurology⁩ ⁦@UwUroResidents⁩ ⁦@uw_wims⁩ ⁦@SWIUorg⁩ ⁦@WomenSurgeons⁩ #WeAllLookLikeSurgeons ⁦

There is a need to support and develop the nephrology nursing workforce now & for the future of kidney care. Hope my article helps sparks interest & other innovative approaches. #NNJ #NephrologyNurses
Sept/Oct 2022 - Nephrology Nursing Journal

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Sponsored Programs and Awards

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.

Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

Each year, one junior faculty member and one senior faculty member are awarded the UW Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty, based on mentee and peer nominations.