The 5th Annual Women in Medicine and Science event takes place on Friday, Sept. 17. This year's program will bring two engaging speakers to address timely and relevant topics:

  • Elizabeth Travis, PhD, Associate Vice President, Women and Minority Faculty Inclusion, and the Mattie Allen Fair Professor in Cancer Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will lead “Mentors are Good, Sponsors are Better” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. During the session, Dr. Travis will discuss strategies that individuals and organizations can take to promote sponsorship.
  • Nicole Jacobs, PhD, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will present “Promoting Inclusive Learning Environments via Active Bystander Training: How Faculty Can Address Microaggressions” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the session, Dr. Jacobs will describe models to address microaggressions as the recipient, source and the bystander and apply case-based examples.

 CME credit will be available.

“The past four annual Women in Medicine and Science events have been very well attended and faculty return each year,” says Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. “In fact, throughout the year people eagerly ask when the next one will be. These are sessions not to be missed. Your engagement is critical to enabling and stimulating a rich discussion with your colleagues. Please join us to learn, discuss, exchange ideas and spend time with colleagues.”

Event information follows:

Meeting ID: 924 5603 3446 
Passcode: 05698

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+19292056099 (New York) 
+13017158592 (Washington DC)

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