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OWIMS Weekly Links & News - April 24-28

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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

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.

The Perry Initiative: Building the Pipeline for Women in Engineering and Medicine

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Early Career Development Program for Women
April 28, 8am-5pm
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Event Audience: ECDPW Program participants

Career Development for Women Leaders Program
May 5, 8am-5pm
Strategies for Creating & Sustaining Diversity; Power of Language; Implicit Bias
Event Audience: CDWL Program participants

Early Career Development Program for Women
May 9, 8am-5pm
Personal SWOT Analysis; Goal Setting; Individual Development Plan; The Importance of Mentors
Event Audience: ECDPW Program participants

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.

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Build Communication and Leadership Skills at Your Own Pace
Toastmasters International Clubs create better listeners and stronger teams/leaders. Toastmasters are able to confidently and effectively organize activities, conduct meetings and speak in public as their organizations’ representatives.
Benefit your WFBH teams as a Toastmaster with:

  • Improved communication
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Better teamwork
  • Well-run meetings
  • Positive mentoring

Empire Toastmasters Club meets at the William G. White YMCA on First St. and West End Blvd. from 11:45 - 12:45 on the first/third Wednesdays of each month.  Guests are welcome to attend any meeting, any time, free!
Membership fees are $51 twice yearly, plus a one-time new-member fee of $20. Ask your department manager if there are professional development funds available to cover your costs.
Please visit our website for more information:  Or for more information contact Shannon Golden, MA at 713.5077 or 716.7537

Bouncing Up” Resilience and Women in Academic Medicine– Julie Freishlag, MD, FACS

Center for Creative Leading Effectively: April 2017

Solo on Stage: A Single Mother’s Solitary Path to Tenure

Aging, the Medical Subspecialties, and Career Development: Where We Were, Where We Are Going

Changing the Culture of Academic Medicine: Critical Mass or Critical Actors?

Compensation Issues: 207 statistics on physician compensation | 2017

Flexibility and Mentoring Key to Boosting the Ranks of Women in Cardiology


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