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Welcome to GWIMS

GWIMS logo.jpgThe mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) is to advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women faculty and learners within academic medicine. The local UMMC chapter will focus on the four GWIMS goals of gender equity, recruitments and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

UMMC’s GWIMS chapter received the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges GWIMS Leadership Award for an Organization (Emerging Leader). The AAMC announced that, "Since the first award in 1995, this prestigious award has recognized 24 individuals and 19 women in medicine programs. Your organization clearly has distinguished itself with its emerging commitment to advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science, and helping women in medicine and science realize their potential."

The chapter will be recognized at the AAMC annual meeting Nov. 9 in Phoenix, AZ. 

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Upcoming events

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“Sex Differences and Women’s Health Research”
  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
  • Where: Lower Amphitheater (R153)
  • Speakers: Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD; Barbara T. Alexander, PhD; Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD; Kedra Wallace, PhD
Wellness
  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
  • Where: Lower Amphitheater (R153)
  • Speaker: Dr. Erin Dehon
“Women as Basic Scientists”
  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Where: Lower Amphitheater (R153)
  • Speakers: Panel discussion
Presenting Yourself to Peers
  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Where: Lower Amphitheater (R153)
  • Speaker: TBD
“Women Physicians in Male-Dominated Fields”
  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Where: Lower Amphitheater (R153)
  • Speakers: Panel discussion

GWIMS business meeting

  • When: Noon-1p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
  • Where: R354 - Upper Amphitheatre (R354)

Seminar series

  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2020
  • Where: School of Nursing A102

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