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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 December 16, 2016.
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 after lunch 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).  Poster guidelines.
For more information or to submit your abstract, email

Congratulations to DWAYNE W. GODWIN, PH.D., Dean of the Graduate School; Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy and recipient of the OWIMS 2016 Mentor of the Year Award on November 30th, 2016.

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Dr. Dwayne Godwin pictured with Carol Shively, PhD, OWIMS Director, and nominators: Carla Lema Tome MBA, PhD, former Graduate Student and Director of Research at NeuroInsights and Xuewei Zhu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine.

Call for information: 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. 
Faculty investigators, please follow the link to complete the short questionnaire, if you have women’s health and/or sex differences research interests:  

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Career Development for Women Leaders Program
December 9, 8am-5pm
Event Audience: CDWL Program participants

Career Development for Women Leaders Program
December 14, 1pm-5pm
Event Audience: CDWL Program NON-WFBMC participants only

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Academic Apparel: Examining Gender Inequality and Dress at a Large Canadian University

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Mentoring: Supervision of Young Researchers

Application now open - L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program awards five postdoctoral 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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