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
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 2021-2022
|Alice Ellyson Acting Assistant Professor, Pediatrics||Mimi Cabrera (Chair) Associate Professor, Ophthalmology|
|Anne Slater Associate Professor, Pediatrics||Monique Mogensen Assistant Professor, Radiology|
|Bonnie Lau Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology||Nisha Bansal Associate Professor, Medicine|
|Bukola Ojo Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine||Sarah Geneser Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology|
|Deepti Reddi Acting Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology||Shannon Oda Assistant Professor, Pediatrics|
|Jeanne Cawse-Lucas Associate Professor, Family Medicine||Shannon Simmons Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences|
|Jennifer Best Associate Professor, Medicine||Smita Yadav Assistant Professor, Pharmacology|
|Jennifer Yu Associate Professor, Ophthalmology||Stephanie Page Professor, Medicine|
|Kari Nelson Professor, Medicine||Sujatha Buddhe Associate Professor, Pediatrics|
|Katherine DeNiro Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine||Suzette Sutherland Associate Professor, Urology|
|Lara Oyetunji Assistant Professor, Surgery||Trish Kritek Professor, Medicine|
|Leah Yoke Physician Assistant, Medicine||Wei Wu Senior Research Fellow, Radiology|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Sponsored Programs and Awards
Each year, the Dean’s Committee on Women in Medicine and Science sponsors two early career women faculty members to attend this program.
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.