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Task Force on Women's Academic Careers in Medicine (TF)

Women's Task Force

Initiatives and Successes

Annual Dinner:

The TF sponsors an annual dinner to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of women in academic medicine and provide an opportunity for women faculty to build relationships with other women in the DOM.  Past speakers have included many accomplished women from the DOM and beyond, including:


Janine Austin Clayton, MD
NIH Associate Director of Research on Women's Health
Director, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health


Andrea L. Sikon, MD, FACP
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Center for Specialized Women's Health
Director, Center for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic


Diana McNeill, MD, FACP
Director, Duke AHEAD
(Academy of Health Professions Education & Academic Development)
Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of OB GYN


Andrea Lynn Cox, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Dr. Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Deputy Chair for Faculty and Financial Operations
University of Michigan Health System


Robin Ely, PhD
Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community
Harvard Business School


Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Co-founder of Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine, Johns Hopkins DOM


Janet Bickel, MA
Leadership and Career Development Coach and Consultant

Leadership Development:

In partnership with the DOM leadership, the TF nominates and supports women faculty to attend institutional and national leadership development programs, including the Emerging Women’s Leadership Program (EWLP) and the Leadership Program for Women Faculty (LPWF) through the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, as well as the AAMC women’s leadership programs.

Tracking Gender Equity:

TF members attend Divisional Reviews to raise awareness of gender representation and to serve as a resource to divisional leaders in their efforts to enhance gender equity and to recruit and retain women faculty and trainees.

Data Collection:

The TF tracks leadership roles in the DOM, monitors salary equity, promotions, awards, and the composition of key DOM committees.

Exit Interviews:

The TF tracks attrition of faculty and conducts interviews with women faculty leaving the DOM.

Networking and Career Development Events:

To bring DOM women together to discuss various topics including mentoring, work-life balance, career advancement, etc.

Initiatives include:

  • CV review workshops
  • Mentorship and sponsorship sessions
  • Career and leadership panels
  • Work-life integration discussions
  • Job negotiation workshops