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.
|Year||Event||Keynote Speaker||Vice Dean's Award Recipient|
|March 2009||OWISM Annual Event: "A Tribute to Mary Elizabeth Garrett"||Kathleen Sander, PhD||Susan MacDonald, MD|
|March 2010||OWISM Annual Event: "A Tribute to 150+ Women Professors"||Barbara Migeon, MD|
Carol Greider, PhD
Patti Vining, MD
Kristy Weber, MD
|Emma Stokes, PhD|
|March 2011||OWISM Annual Event||Marian Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra||Cynthia Rand, PhD|
|June 2012||OWISM Annual Event: "Onward Journey"||Catherine DeAngelis, MD||Elizabeth Jaffee, MD|
Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
|June 2013||OWISM Annual Evernt||Martha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, JHU School of Nursing||Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD|
Lifetime Achievement Award: Catherine DeAngelis, MD
|June 2014||OWISM Annual Event: "Gender Diversity in Leadership"||Paul Rothman, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine||Lisa Cooper, MD|
|May 2015||Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lectureship||Reshma Jagsi, MD Associate Professor & Deputy Chair for Faculty & Financial Operations, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Health System||Tina Cheng, MD, MPH|
|October 2015||OWISM Celebrating 200+ Women Professors||Paul 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 2016||Catherine DeAngelis Visiting Lectureship for Women in Medicine||Jo Handelsman, MD Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy||Lisa Ishii, MD, MPH|
|November, 2017||OWISM Annual Event: "Gender Diversity"||Senator Barbara Mikulski||Argye Hillis, MD|
|June 2018||OWISM Celebrating 250+ Women Professors||Martha Hill, Rn, PhD,Dean Emerita, JHU School of Nursing|
Guest Speakers: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH Barbara DeLateur, MD Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS
|December 2018||OWISM Annual Event: "Graduation of the Inaugural cohort of the MEG Executive Leadership for Women Faculty"||James Ficke, MD|
|September 2020||Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lectureship||Elaine Weiss, Award winning Journalist and Writer|
Photo Gallery: 2018 Annual Event (Slideshow)
Photo Gallery: 2018 Annual Event (Slideshow)
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.
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.
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
Please buy the book prior to the book club so that informed discussions can occur!
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:
|February 6, 2019||Becoming by Michelle Obama|
|April 16, 2019||In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope by Rana Awdish|
|October 2, 2019||The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates|
|November 20, 2019||The Chronicles of Women in White Coats by Amber Robins, MD, Kena Shah, DO, Natasha Sriraman, MD, & 18 more|
|February 5, 2020||The Testaments by Margaret Atwood|
|April 16, 2020||Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo|
|May 6, 2020||Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter|
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.
|May 15, 2015||Reshman Jagsi, MD, Dphil||Associate 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, 2017||Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPH||University Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita|
Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
|Chevy Chase Auditorium|
|September 30, 2020||Elaine Weiss||Journalist / Writer|
Author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote
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.
Interested in attending an event? Please visit our events calendar to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and lectureships.
For more about the Annual Event by Office of Women in Science and Medicine, email us at OWISM@jhmi.edu.