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Special Events and Lectures

Annual Event

Each year the Office of Women in Science and Medicine will host an annual event and presentation of the Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty. 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.

YearEventKeynote SpeakerVice Dean's Award Recipient
March 2009OWISM Annual Event: "A Tribute to Mary Elizabeth Garrett"Kathleen Sander, PhDSusan MacDonald, MD
March 2010OWISM Annual Event: "A Tribute to 150+ Women Professors"Barbara Migeon, MD
Carol Greider, PhD
Patti Vining, MD
Kristy Weber, MD
Emma Stokes, PhD
March 2011OWISM Annual EventMarian Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony OrchestraCynthia Rand, PhD
June 2012OWISM Annual Event: "Onward Journey"Catherine DeAngelis, MDElizabeth Jaffee, MD
Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
June 2013OWISM Annual EverntMartha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, JHU School of NursingJennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD
Lifetime Achievement Award: Catherine DeAngelis, MD
June 2014OWISM Annual Event: "Gender Diversity in Leadership"Paul Rothman, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CEO, Johns Hopkins MedicineLisa Cooper, MD
May 2015Mary Elizabeth Garrett LectureshipReshma Jagsi, MD Associate Professor & Deputy Chair for Faculty & Financial Operations, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Health SystemTina Cheng, MD, MPH
October 2015OWISM Celebrating 200+ Women ProfessorsPaul Rothman, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Guest Speakers: Linda Fried, MD, MPH Julie Freischlag, MD Susan Michaelis, PhD Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD
 
February 2016Catherine DeAngelis Visiting Lectureship for Women in MedicineJo Handelsman, MD Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyLisa Ishii, MD, MPH
November, 2017OWISM Annual Event: "Gender Diversity"Senator Barbara MikulskiArgye Hillis, MD
June 2018OWISM Celebrating 250+ Women ProfessorsMartha Hill, Rn, PhD,Dean Emerita, JHU School of Nursing
Guest Speakers: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH Barbara DeLateur, MD Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS
 
December 2018OWISM Annual Event: "Graduation of the Inaugural cohort of the MEG Executive Leadership for Women Faculty" James Ficke, MD
September 2020Mary Elizabeth Garrett LectureshipElaine Weiss, Award winning Journalist and Writer 
 

Watch Past Events

Watch recordings of a selection of past events from the Office of Women in Science & Medicine. (Login required.)

 

Photo Gallery: 2018 Annual Event (Slideshow)

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

A speaker at the annual event.

A speaker at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Photo Gallery: 2018 Annual Event (Slideshow)

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

A speaker at the annual event.

A speaker at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

Attendees at the annual event.

New Professors Annual Lunch

The OWISM invites all newly promoted women Associate Professors to attend a networking lunch and program. This program provides female faculty the opportunity to meet other new Associate Professors from all of the departments in the SOM. They receive guidance from other senior women leaders about how to stay on track in anticipation of continued success at the SOM. Newly promoted women Associate Professors will be identified and contacted about this event.

Associate Professor Promotions 2010 - 2019

Book Club

The OWISM would like to announce the next book club session for our 2020 program.

The next book club will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:30pm -7pm via Zoom. We are excited to announce our next book!

So you want to talk about race  

by Ijeoma Oluo (Author)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy -- from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans -- has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair -- and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Talk-About-Race/dp/1580056776

The last book in 2020 will be hosted via Zoom in early December.

The Bluest Eye 

by Toni Morrison (Author)

New York Times Bestseller

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bluest-Eye-Vintage-International/dp/0307278441

Please buy the book prior to the book club so that informed discussions can occur!

Invite a friend or two and RSVP to Talk about Race. Please let Joann Bodurtha (jbodurt1@jhmi.edu) know if you have questions or suggestions.

Look for Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste” in February 2021 and Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” in April 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

The OWISM holds multiple book clubs each year. We will provide details about these book clubs in our updates. These book clubs are open to all faculty and staff. Recent book clubs from 2019-2020 include:

 Book Discussed
February 6, 2019Becoming by Michelle Obama
April 16, 2019In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope by Rana Awdish
October 2, 2019The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
November 20, 2019The Chronicles of Women in White Coats by Amber Robins, MD, Kena Shah, DO, Natasha Sriraman, MD, & 18 more
February 5, 2020The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
April 16, 2020Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
May 6, 2020Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter

Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lectureship

This lecture was founded to bring distinguished women scientists, physicians and readers to the School of Medicine to honor the memory and the vision of Mary Elizabeth Garrett. Miss Garrett had a commitment to the inclusion of women in medical education and medical research over 100 years ago. She led a group of her friends and other notable women of her day and formed the Women’s’ Medical Fund to raise the endowment for the Johns Hopkins Medical School. The Women’s Medical Fund raised $100,000 and Mary Elizabeth Garrett contributed the remaining portion of the endowment, $354,000 from her own funds. A condition of her gift was that women were given equal access to medical education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

DateSpeakerTitleLocation
May 15, 2015Reshman Jagsi, MD, DphilAssociate Professor
Deputy Chair for Faculty and Financial Operations
Department of Radiation Oncology
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
University of Michigan
Chevy Chase Auditorium
June 22, 2017Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPHUniversity Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita
Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chevy Chase Auditorium
September 30, 2020Elaine WeissJournalist / Writer
Author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote
Virtual

Recent Lectures

The 17th Annual Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lectureship: Elaine Weiss

Elaine Weiss was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lecture, held virtually on September 30, 2020.

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She is the author of The Woman’s Hour, the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

View a Recording of the Lecture

Upcoming Events

Interested in attending an event? Please visit our events calendar to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and lectureships.

Contact Us

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

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