Celebration of Women in Academic Medicine: Research, Clinical Care, Teaching, Leadership and Intersectionality

On Monday, March 28, the Task Force on Women's Academic Careers and the Diversity Council of the Department of Medicine hosted a Celebration of Women in Academic Medicine: Research, Clinical Care, Teaching, Leadership and Intersectionality. The event featured a panel moderated by Dr. Chidinma Ibe, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, with the following speakers:

  • Dr. Deidra Crews, professor in the Division of Nephrology and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Dr. Wendy Bennett, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex Gender Research
  • Dr. Amita Gupta, professor and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and faculty co-chair of the Johns Hopkins India Institute
  • Dr. Rachel Levine, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and associate dean for faculty educational development
  • Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker, professor and director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and vice dean for faculty 

The event was well attended by both junior and senior faculty members and the conversation was centered around the intersectionality of race and gender as the panelists discussed their paths to their now successful careers.

Both the Task Force on Women's Academic Careers and the Diversity Council of the Department of Medicine look forward to hosting more in-person events that highlight women in medicine as well as community collaborations and more.