• women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

  • women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

  • women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

  • women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

  • women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

  • women in medicine and health sciences

    Celebrating Over 300 Women Full Professors

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WIMHS Speaker Series

"Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine" by Dr. Amy Gottleib

AAMC Salary Report

"Moving the Needle: Mentorship, Sponsorship and Allyship” by Dr. Nancy Spector

Negotiation Workshop for Women in Medicine

Celebrate Women in Medicine Month with a special negotiation workshop presented by the 2020 recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, Anees B. Chagpar, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., M.A., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., professor, Yale University, principal investigator.

There are discrepancies in pay, position and perks between men and women in all fields, including in medicine and surgery. This is mediated, in part, by a discomfort in negotiation by women, which can potentially be mitigated by negotiation training.

Dr. Chagpar will discuss her research focused on the creation and assessment of a virtual negotiation workshop for women physicians as well as provide tips and advice to guide the negotiation process. She will be available to answer questions in the YouTube chat during the event.

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Negotiation 101 for Female Physicians and Trainees

Women in medicine often suffer discrepancies in terms of pay, promotion and perks, compared to their male counterparts. In part, this is mediated by their lack of confidence and skill in negotiating. This two-part interactive workshop will teach you preparation, practice and performance that can help you in your next negotiation. The next workshop will be held on Saturday April 2 and 9, between 12:30 - 2 p.m. EST each day. Participants must sign up by March 26.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Funding to Support with COVID-19-related Caregiving

Melissa D. Bauman, Ph.D.Melissa D. Bauman, Ph.D.

Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.

The successful application, “A Novel Program to Identify, Support and Retain Clinical Scientists Impacted by Pandemic Caregiving Challenges”, developed by Melissa Bauman, professor and director of UC Davis Health’s Women in Medicine and Health Sciences and Colleen Clancy, professor and associate vice chancellor for academic personnel, who will serve as co-directors, received funding and program support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and its funding partner – the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, to bolster research productivity and allow them to participate in small group, professional development mentoring activities. Congratulations!!

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Women in Medicine and Health Sciences iconA quick glance at Women in Medicine and Health Sciences

This program focuses on the recruitment and retention of women in medicine and health sciences. It aims to enhance the culture for women faculty, clinicians and researchers, and increase opportunities for mentoring, leadership and peer collaboration.

Our audience — We provide collaborative support and a yearly fellowship to early- and mid-career stage female faculty members in the medicine and nursing health professions.

Mission — Ensure the full participation and success of women in all roles within academic medicine.

Events — Each year, WIMHS hosts a Speaker Series and networking events for enhancing institutional climate for inclusion. WIMHS also welcomes opportunities to co-sponsor events and speaking engagements for women faculty.

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What our program scholars say…

Debbie A. Aizenberg, M.D.

An opportunity to address critical issues …

As a WIMHS fellow, I had the opportunity to address some of the critical issues that are holding women physicians back from achieving their full potential through education, research and collaboration with leadership. I was also able to improve my leadership skills through mentorship and WIMHS driven programs and activities.

Debbie A. Aizenberg, M.D., 2019-2020 WIMHS Fellow, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Shannon Suo, M.D., DFAPA

An incredible opportunity for an academic physician…

Through mentorship and experience as a WIMHS scholar, I know that I will become a more effective leader and educator. I hope that through my example and my mentorship of others that we may continue to grow the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women faculty in UC Davis Health.

Shannon Suo, M.D., DFAPA, 2017-2018 WIMHS Scholar, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

I participated in UC Davis Health’s strategic planning to ensure the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women

My experience as WIMHS Scholar helped me improve my understanding of leadership in academic medicine, improved my own leadership skills, and helped me network with current and future leaders.

Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., 2016-2017 WIMHS Scholar, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Health Care Quality