Creating a climate for the academic advancement of women is a strategic priority
for EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.
The mission of EVMS WiMS is to support and advocate for the full participation, advancement and inclusion of women at all career stages.
An annual WiMS event takes place in June as well as additional activities throughout the academic year. The planning of these activities is supported by an annual needs assessment process which guides the topics of focus and activities selected.
The WiMS Executive Committee guides activities and committee members are representative of EVMS functional areas, including community faculty. A list of executive committee members is below.
Members of the committee are selected by a process of self-nomination or nomination by peers. A call for new members of the committee is made when positions become vacant.
- Basic Science: Carrie Elzie, PhD (Secretary), Elena Galkina, PhD
- Community: Carmen Fuentes, MD
- Dermatology: Alice Roberts, MD
- Emergency Medicine: Anya Cipi, MD
- Family and Community Medicine: Athena Gunther, MD
- Internal Medicine: Henri Parsons, PhD, Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA,
- OB/GYN: Elena Sinkovskaya, PhD
- Pediatrics: Sara Rothenberg, MPH, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, MSc (Chair)
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Brynn Sheehan, PhD
- School of Health Professions: Kim Dempsey, EdD (Vice-Chair)
- Urology: Jyoti Upadhyay, MD
Roles and responsibilities of WiMS Executive Committee members
- Plan activities and tasks based on an EVMS WiMS needs assessment
- Be actively involved with the Executive Committee and attend meetings and events
- Take ownership of tasks that arise in the planning of activities to further the mission of connecting and supporting WiMS at EVMS
- Share information from the committee with colleagues, departments and divisions
Why Our Work is Important
- Women have constituted 58% of graduate students in doctoral programs since 1994, but in 2018 made up 40% of full-time basic science faculty
- The overall proportion of full-time women faculty has continued to rise yet women make up a majority of faculty at instructor rank
- The proportion of women from an underrepresented in medicine race or ethnicity was 12% in 2009 and 13% in 2018. The greatest proportion were at the rank of assistant professor
- Among cohorts of both new assistant and associate professors starting in 2008 - 2009 a larger percent of men than women advanced after 7 years. The gap narrows when 10 year promotion trends are examined
- Women make up 18% of all department chairs
- Since 2009, the number of women deans increased by about one each year, on average
Reference: Association of American Medical Colleges, The State of Women in Academic Medicine, 2018-2019
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