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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 2016 Mentor of the Year

Godwin Shively Lema Tome and Zhu

Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy


    Event of Interest

    The 2017 Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit: A State, National and Global Priority
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Add to Calendar
    Novant Health Conference Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
    To Register$140 for 3 days.  CME available - registration is higher

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 11th
    Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science. According to a study conducted in 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6%.

    In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


    Upcoming OWIMS Events

    Download the Spring 2017 Flier

    Go Red: Women’s Health Research Symposium
    Honoring Dr. Bridget Brosnihan’ s Contributions to Women’s Health
    Presented by: 
    Hypertension & Vascular Research; Cardiovascular Sciences Center and OWIMS
    Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017- Lunch: 11:30 – 1 pm  \  Presentations: 1 – 5 pm
    Nutrition Building, G Floor, Commons
    Please RSVP by Feb. 8 to

    • Lisa Cassis, PhD, Research at University of Kentucky, Both Women & Men Matter
      Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences; Co-director, Division of Nutritional Sciences Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    • Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, High Blood Pressure: What's Sex Got To Do With it?
      Director, Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging & Disease; Professor, Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine; PhD Program Director, Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University
    • Lauren Anton, PhD, Preterm Birth and Cervical Remodeling: Elucidating the Effect of the Microbiome
      Senior Research Investigator, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Liomar Neves, PhD, Examining Drug Candidates for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Ups and Downs of Multiple Animal Models
      Senior Scientist, CorDynamics, Inc.

    Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Opportunity Open to Everyone
    Cognitive decline and cognitive impairment in older women: risk factors and interventions

    February 21, 11:30-1pm
    Mark Espeland, PhD, Professor of PHS-Biostatistical Sciences 
    Registration required by February 17 at



    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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