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DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 6: The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is seeking Abstract submissions for Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research Day.  The title of the event is “The Gender Gap: Pain  & Addiction” and it will be held on April 6th, 2017, at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education. Abstracts are  due by January 6, 2017.
All faculty, staff, students (medical, graduate, PA, and other), medical residents and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts (new or recycled) for consideration for oral or poster presentation. While all women’s health and sex differences abstracts are encouraged, special consideration will be given for submissions with specific focus on pain or addiction.  The top 5 Abstracts will be selected for a 5 minute oral presentation during the afternoon between 2-2:30pm on April 6th. Prizes will be awarded for the top oral presentation, top student poster and top resident/post-doctoral student poster (faculty and staff submissions not eligible for prizes). For more information or to submit your abstract, email  
For the poster guidelines and to learn more about the conference visit:

Women faculty Promotions, Tenure & Achievements 2015-2016 Booklet
On November 30, 2016, at the 11th annual Women's Achievement and Mentoring Award Social women faculty came together to honor their achievements and the OWIMS 2016 Mentor of the year recipient, Dr. Dwayne Godwin.

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Download the Spring 2017 OWIMS Seminar Series Flier

Lunch and Learn Opportunity Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity What
Happened and What Happens Next: Race, Gender, and Making America Great Again
January 27, 12:00-1:30pm.  Lunch provided to the first 100 who register.
Melissa Harris-Perry, PhD, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, Executive Director Pro Humanitate Institute, Founding Director Anna Julia Cooper Center, WFU; TV Host, Public Figure, Author
Event takes place on main Medical Center Campus.  Or attend via Lync Online meeting.
Registration required by January 20 at  Calendar invitation with complete event details to be provided after registration.

Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research Day Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
April 6, 8:00 am-3:00pm
The Gender Gap: Pain and Addiction
Featuring Keynote speaker: Jill Becker, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, MBNI; Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Senior Neuroscience Scholar, Reproductive Science Program
And Plenary speaker:
Charles Carson, PhD, ABPP, Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
Learn more about the Call for Abstracts (deadline extended to January 6), the featured speakers and to register at:

View all OWIMS Events

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Women’s March on Washington: On Saturday, January 21, women (and the others who support them) will gather in Washington DC to march from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.
Official Winston bus site / Church group bus charter

Application now open - L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.  Applications due by February 3, 2017.  Learn more at

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