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  Welcome to the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) website. 
Please visit the pages in the left hand column to find out more about OWIMS!


Congratulations to the OWIMS
2017 Mentor of the Year

David Lisa Renee
Lisa David, MD, FACS,
Professor and Vice Chair of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Residency Program Director


Call for Applications: AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar 

This year’s seminar will be held July 15th – July 18th in Stevenson, Washington and is open to women Instructors and Assistant Professors.
To apply or learn more, visit:
Scholarship Opportunity: The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) and the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) offer one full scholarship for one female Wake Forest School of Medicine Assistant Professor or Instructor to attend this conference.  Learn more at the OFA General Faculty Development page.  Contact for more information.  Applications due May 1.


Women's Health or Gender Differences Internship Projects Available for Summer 2017: Researchers at WFBMC are seeking undergraduate students.  Visit our Internship Page for more information. These are unpaid internships; students are looking for experience and/or class credit.


    Upcoming OWIMS Events

      Workshop for Women Faculty only- Co-Sponsored by the WFU Women’s Forum and OWIMS
      Negotiating For Life: Personal Fulfillment, Professional Success, and the Power of Negotiation
      May 10, 8:00am breakfast and registration; 8:30am workshop; 12:30pm luncheon - Snead Room, Bridger Field House 
      Please join us for our annual spring workshop and luncheon. This year's focus is on gender pay equity, and Sara Laschever, of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy, will lead us through the workshop. Lunch will follow the workshop and allow for further discussion and community-building
      The event is free, but registration is required. Please use this link to register:
      If you have any questions, please contact either Erica Still at or Erin Sutfin at

      Lunch and Learn Opportunity Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
      Lessons Learned, Personal Challenges of a Life in Academia & Suggestions for Wellness
      May 12, 11:30-1pm (lunch provided)
      Carol Aschenbrener, MD, Former Chief Education Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges
      Registration required by May 5  at

      OWIMS Women’s Achievement and Mentoring Award Social
      June 7, 4:00-5:30 pm (awards presentation begins at 4:30
      Biotech Place Atrium – 575 North Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC
      Celebrating the achievements of women faculty at our institution, presenting the 2017 OWIMS Mentor of the Year award, and witnessing the graduation of Fellows in the OWIMS Career Development for Women Leaders Program and Early Career Development Program for Women.
      Event Audience: Open to All Women Faculty, CDWL and ECDPW Fellows and Graduates and their Department Chairs/Deans, CDWL Advisory Board Members, OWIMS Mentors and Mentees, the Mentoring Award recipient, their chair, colleagues and family.
      Register by June 1, to receive the calendar invitation, which includes parking information
      Learn more about past women faculty achievements here.
      Learn more about past recipients of the Mentor of the Year award here.




      Facts About Women's History at Wake Forest Baptist  
      American Association of Medical Colleges Women in Medicine Program
      Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program   
      Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (SELAM)   
      Office of Women's Health  
      Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)
      Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD): an affiliate of the SWHR 
      Help Distribute Important Women’s Health Information
      Know your risk for heart attack. To learn more about heart disease, visit
      Women’s Health Statistics
      National Health Observances

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