Symposium: Celebration and Reflection

On June 1, 2018 we will host a symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at YSM. Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), and the Dean’s Office, this event will celebrate the contributions of women faculty and alumnae from the School of Medicine. The symposium will feature speakers who will discuss the challenges for women in their fields, as well as those encountered on the pathway to finding life-work balance.

This day-long event is free (including complimentary meals) and open to all faculty, students, staff, alumnae/alumni, and clinicians in the community. It will conclude with a networking reception for all participants following the last session.

June 1, 2018

All are welcome to attend: Click here to register.

Breakfast 8-9am

Introduction and Vision of the event by SWIM Chairs

Nina Stachenfeld, PhD , Senior Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Elizabeth Jonas, MD, Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

HISTORY Session 9-10:45am

Keynote: Mary Lake Polan, MD '75, PhD '70, MPH empty
Clinical Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Susan Baserga, '80 BS, '84 MPhil, '88 MD, '88 PhD
Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and of Therapeutic Radiology

Naomi Rogers, PhD
Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

Q&A at the end of each session

Coffee Break 10:45-11:15am 

SCIENCE session 10:45-12:30pm

Moderator: Valentina Greco, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics and of Dermatology and Cell Biology

Keynote: Juanita L. Merchant, MD '81, PhD '84, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences; Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Joan Steitz, PhD
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Carolyn Mazure, PhD
Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology; Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

Q&A at the end of each session

Lunch & PANEL DISCUSSION 12:30-1:50pm

“What it is like to be a woman in medicine from an underrepresented minority”

Barbara Kinder, MD , Professor Emeritus of Surgery; Laura Manuelidis, MD, Professor of Surgery (Neuropathology); Cindy Crusto, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section); and Susan Higgins, MD, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

CLINICAL session 1:50-3:40pm

Moderator: Peggy Bia, MD
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Michele Johnson, MD
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neurosurgery

Emily Wang, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Jean Vining, MD '87
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Andrea Silber, MD
Clinician and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Q&A at the end of each talk or the session

3:40-4:10 PM Coffee Break


Moderator: Nancy Angoff, MD '90, MPH '81
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Dean for Student Affairs

SWIM Marie Robert, MD
Professor of Pathology; Former Chair, Status of Women in Medicine Committee (SWIM)

Amy Justice, MD '88, PhD
Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy) 

Priscilla Wang, MD '17
Internal Medicine, Boston, MA, PGY-1, Internal Medicine Residency / DGM Primary Care Program

Q&A at the end of each session

6:00 PM Celebration Reception: Please join us after the symposium for a special opportunity to reconnect with friends, mentors, and former teachers