Dr. Reshma Jagsi

Women’s Task Force Annual Dinner

The Women’s Task Force Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Engineer's Club of Baltimore is a networking event for all DOM women faculty and trainees. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Kim Williams ksimmers@jhmi.edu by May 15.

This year’s keynote speaker for the Women's Task Force Annual Dinner is Reshma Jagsi, associate professor and deputy chair for faculty and financial operations in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan Health System. Her talk is titled, “Promoting Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine.”

Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine, First Annual Sponsorship Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanne Clark, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Dr. Roy Ziegelstein, professor in the Division of Cardiology, were selected to receive the Department of Medicine, Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine, First Annual Sponsorship Award. This award is bestowed for demonstrating commitment to supporting and advancing women faculty and fellows by acting as a sponsor.

A sponsor is a person in a leadership position who actively supports the career advancement of a more junior faculty member or trainee in whom they see career and leadership potential. Sponsorship activities may include but are not limited to the following: nominating women for awards, editorial boards, meeting/session chairs, high profile institutional and national committees. A sponsor may also play a key role in coaching women for leadership roles. Recent evidence suggests that sponsorship is important for career success and may be critical to advancing the careers of women and under-represented minorities as well as addressing disparities in leadership positions.

2015 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

The Women's Task Force is partnering with Dr. Anderson and the DOM leadership team to support leadership development for women faculty. This partnership involves providing support for two women to attend an AAMC Leadership Development Program each year. Dr. Wendy Bennett, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, received the first award to attend the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar on July 11-14 in Englewood, Colorado. In late summer, the Task Force will request nominations for the next award to attend the 2015 Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar to be held December 12-15 in Austin, Texas.

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