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July 2013 Update

Dear Women Faculty,

I hope you all are having a good summer!

 This letter is to update you on the upcoming activities of the OWISM, as well as to provide you with some interesting articles to read and videos to view.

 Information and Conversation Sessions

The OWISM will host its first Information and Conversation session of the Fall entitled “How to Write a Perfect Bio and CV: A Mini Workshop” which will be facilitated by Linda Smith-Resar and Alison Moliterno. Learning how to tweak your CV and Bio,  is critical for your academic success.  This session will take place on Thursday September 12, from noon to 1pm. It will be held in MRB G01. Please make the time to attend this important session. This session is open to all SOM women faculty. Respond to if you plan to attend. Beverages and desserts will be provided.  Please see attached flyer for this  as well as future sessions.

OWISM Speed Mentoring

The OWISM continues its unique speed mentoring program! In each one hour session scheduled, mentees will have the opportunity to network with three senior mentors. We will continue to have 4 sessions annually, and our next event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 8:30-9:30am in the Arcade (Zayed 2117) Lecture Hall located next to the Chevy Chase Auditorium. We are looking for mentors and mentees, so please contact the if you want to learn about this program and/or register! See the attached brochure for further information!

Work/Life Intersection Series

The Office of Women in Science and Medicine will hold an interactive session entitled “Evidence Based Parenting”  which will take place on Thursday, October 17, from 12:00PM-1:00PM in the Arcade Lecture Hall located next to the Chevy Chase Auditorium. This is part of a series for women faculty and staff to discuss issues surrounding work-life intersection.  Join Anne Townsend-Chief Academic Officer for Mariposa Child Success Programs for an interactive workshop focused on the best practices in parenting.  Come learn about the 5 key skills to foster strong parent –child relationships and increase your child’s ability to persist in the face of difficulties. Pease take the time to attend this important workshop. Please bring your lunch, dessert and beverages will be provided. This session is open to all women faculty and staff, please RSVP to the if you plan to attend!

 OWISM CV Review Program

The OWISM continues to provide CV review for senior Associate Professors who anticipate promotion to Full Professor in the next 2 years. We encourage you to participate in this unique process, and get input on your CV from two Women Full Professors. This program has been very useful for women and I encourage you to send your CV if appropriate.  

 Leadership Program for Women Faculty

The OWISM continues to provide the Leadership Program for Women Faculty. We are presently establishing our fifth cohort and our program will begin in the Fall. In the meantime , I would like to congratulate all the wonderful and knowledgeable women who graduated from the fourth cohort:

Courtney Robertson, ACCM
Rebecca Aslakson, ACCM
Sri Sarma, Biomedical Engineering
Sharon Gerecht, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lori Brady, Civil Engineering
Cindy Roy, Medicine
Elizabeth Ratchford, Medicine
Eun Shin, Medicine
Geetanjali Chander, Medicine
Mary Catherine Beach, Medicine
Sevil Yasar, Medicine
Jaishri Blakeley, Neurology
Rachel Salas, Neurology
Rebecca Gottesman, Neurology
Katherine Thornton, Oncology
Michele Rudek-Renaut, Oncology
Kim Webster, otolaryngology
Margaret Skinner, Otolargngology
Barbara Detrick, Pathology
Hua SHan, Pathology
Karen Carroll, Pathology
Lois Arend, Pathology
Jennifer Anders, Pediatrics
Karla Au Yueng, Pediatrics
Rachel Johnson-Thornton, Pediatrics
Michele Manahan, Plastic Surgery
Ellen Ladenheim, Psychiatry
Janelle Couglin, Psychiatry
Galit Pelled, Radiology
Izlem Izbudak, Radiology
Sally Mitchell, Radiology
Hayley Mark, School of Nursing
Joan Kub, School of Nursing
Laura Taylor, School of Nursing
Susan Sherman, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Epidemiology
Katherine Smith, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Faculty Centers and Academic Programs
Kimberley Steele, Surgery
Sue Woodson, Informatics

 Emerging Women Leadership Program

We are completing our 2nd cohort.  In September, we will begin recruiting for our third Emerging Women Leadership Program.  Check the website for details in the fall.

 Articles of Interest

 I have attached the spring issue of GWIMS Watch as well as an interesting article on self-sabotage, please see the attached PDFs.

 Coveting Not a Corner Office, but Time at Home

'Having it all doesn't mean doing it all': Women's grad advice to women

 Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States - Interactive Graphic

Accelerator Intervention Promotes Awareness of Family Friendly Policies

Gender Bias Revealed Among Communication Researchers

Women Scientists in Action— Goli Samimi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

 Some Video Links for you to view:

 Here are some  interesting TED talks by Brene Brown about vulnerability, shame, creativity, and empathy.  I hope you will find these inspiring:

 Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown: Listening to Shame

 Ad About Women’s Self-Image Creates a Sensation

 Lastly I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the women Promoted to Associate and Full Professor  so far in 2013! Please see the attached lists. It is encouraging to see so many women rise  to senior rank!

 Professorial Promotions:

Vered Stearns, Oncology

Eugenie Heitmiller, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Barbara Slusher, Neurology

Jennifer Thorne, Ophthalmology

Donna Magid, Radiology

Wendy Post, Medicine

 Associate Professor Promotions:

Anne Burke, Gynecology and Obstetrics

Margaret Chisolm, Psychiatry

Lee Wachtel, Psychiatry

Teresa Diaz-Montes, Gynecology and Obstetrics

Miho Iijima, Cell Biology

Holly Wilcox, Psychiatry

Kathleen Zackowski, PMR

Emily Frosch, Psychiatry

Charlene Gamaldo, Neurology

B. Lee Peterlin, Neurology

Cynthia Zahnow, Oncology

Ayse Gurses, Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Rasika Mathias, Medicine

Cynthia Munro, Psychiatry

Janet Siliciano, Medicine

Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Medicine

Beatrice Hoffman, Emergency Medicine

Lisa Ishii, Otolaryngology

Jacky Jennings, Pediatrics

Hong Lai, Radiology

 Additional Kudos go to these women faculty:

 The press release from Rockefeller University was just posted:  Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Kay Redfield Jamison

 Vice Dean to Advise National Institutes of Health

 Maria Trent MD MPH - Recipient of the 2013, National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) – Research Award

 Ulrike Hamper MD MBA FACR - Recipient of the Lifetime Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award from The American Board of Radiology

 Five Johns Hopkins Physicians Inducted into American Society for Clinical Investigation - Ebony Boulware (MED), Sherita Golden (MED), Kelly Gebo (MED), Andrea Cox (MED), and Mary Armanios (Oncology) ASCI Website

 Time Honors HIV Expert Deborah Persaud

 If you have any comments or questions, please always feel free to contact the office at   Please remember to let me know of any awards or acknowledgements so that I can update everyone.

I welcome any and all feedback and look forward to seeing you at our fall programs!