Organizational Structure

SWIM is run by an Executive Board that meets regularly and guides the agenda of the Committee. In addition, SWIM meetings are held for the whole medical school in order to give updates on issues and progress and to allow the faculty to have voice.

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Joann Sweasy, PhD


Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Genetics

Vice-Chair for Basic Research

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Marie Robert, MD


Professor of Pathology

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Vikki Abrahams, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Margaret Bia, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Senior Transplant nephrologist

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Barbara Burtness, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical Research Program Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program

Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program

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Paula Kavathas, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Associate Chair for Research

Director, Science Education Outreach Program

Chair, Women's Faculty Forum

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Carolyn Mazure, PhD

Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

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Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor of Microbial Diseases

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Ronnie Rosenthal, MD

Professor of Surgery

Surgeon-In-Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System