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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.

Women's Health and/or Sex Differences Research at WFBMC: One of our goals in OWIMS is to foster women's health research by enabling researchers at the institution with women's health and/or Sex Differences interests to connect with one another and by promoting the development of new, translational research collaborations and teams. 
The portfolio is now available at  
Faculty investigators with women’s health and/or sex differences research interests: to join follow the link and complete the short questionnaire at

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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.

View all OWIMS Events

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Offered by: 
National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine: C – Change at Brandeis University
Invitation to apply to the Culture Change in Academic Medicine Leadership and Mentoring Institute specifically geared to the needs of mid-career and senior faculty. This one-year program will start in January, 2018.
Eligibility of Participants: Mid-career and senior faculty in academic medicine desiring to advance their careers into leadership roles – MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree.
Application and CV must be submitted by May 15, 2017.  Learn more at:

Enacting Efficacy in Early Career: Narratives of Agency, Growth, and Identity

A Qualitative Study of Gender Issues Associated With Academic Mentoring in a Nigerian University

Reducing Bias in Academic Search Committees

Academic Support for an Increasingly Diverse Undergraduate Population: Challenges in Initiative Design and Implementation

Support Is Not Just for Pantyhose

Reflections on Leadership, Teamwork and Mentoring

Revisiting POWRE Awardees After a Decade: Continuing Issues for Successful Academic Women Scientists and Engineers

Experiences in Academic Medicine: A Pilot Survey of Early-Career Faculty in Pediatric Mental Health

Are Perceived Differences for Junior and Senior Women Because of Struggle to Balance Career and Family?

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