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OWISM Annual Event

Each year the OWISM will host an annual event and presentation of the Vice Dean's award. Each event will be unique. Events will highlight the achievements of women faculty at the SOM, or will showcase successful women from other arenas. The Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to recruitment, mentoring and advancement of women faculty at the School of Medicine. Nominations will be solicited from the faculty, and the award recipient will be selected by an OWISM review committee.

The first annual OWISM event Lecture took place in March of 2009. It included a tribute to Mary Elizabeth Garrett by Kathleen Sander PhD, entitled Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Feisty Feminist, Altruistic Aristocrat and Provocateur. The first annual Vice Dean's Award recipient was Susan MacDonald, M.D.

The second annual OWISM event took place on 3/25/2010, and was a tribute to the 150+ women promoted to Professor at the SOM since 1917. View a list of all female faculty promoted to full professorship (last updated December 2014). Barbara Migeon, Carol Greider, Patti Vining and Kristy Weber discussed their journey to Professorship. Emma Stokes, PhD. was the recipient of the Vice Dean's Award. Click here to view photos from the event.

The third annual OWISM event took place on 3/2/2011. Marin Alsop, the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, was the special keynote speaker and shared her inspiring story. The Vice Dean's Award was presented to Cynthia Rand, PhD. Click here to view photos from the event.

The fourth annual OWISM event was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Health Policy and Management at JHSPH and Editor in Chief Emerita of JAMA was the keynote speaker and shared her "Onward Journey". The Vice Dean's Award was presented to Elizabeth Jaffee, MD and Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH, FACP.

The fifth annual OWISM event was held on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Dr. Martha Hill, Dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing was the keynote speaker. The Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women was presented to Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Mind-Body Research. Cathy DeAngelis, Professor of Pediatrics Emerita, Professor of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH and Editor in Chief Emerita of JAMA also received a lifetime achievement award.

The sixth annual OWISM event was held on June 19, 2014. This year Dean Paul Rothman discussed his vision on leadership opportunities for women faculty at the SOM. The Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women was presented to Lisa Cooper, James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal medicine.

In 2015 the Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women was presented at the Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lectureship to Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, Division Chief of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Chair of Pediatrics at JH Bayview Medical Center on May 20, 2015.

In 2016 the Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women was given to Lisa Ishii, M.D., M.H.S, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Co-Chair of the Committee on the Staus of Women, at the Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H. Visiting Lectureship for Women in Medicine on February 8, 2016. View the flyer from the event.

Watch a video of the 2010 event.

Watch a video of the 2011 event

Watch a video of the 2012 event

Watch the video of the 2013 event

Watch the video of the 2014 event


View the event flyers for 2009 20102011 2012 2013  2014

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For more about the Annual Event by Office of Women in Science and Medicine, email us at OWISM@jhmi.edu.