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Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)

About Us

The Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) was founded in 1979 to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine. SWIM works to raise awareness of issues relevant to women who are faculty at the School of Medicine, and to advocate for women faculty with respect to these issues. SWIM meets regularly with the Dean to address issues and work together on ongoing initiatives critical to ensuring gender equity at the School of Medicine.

Issues that SWIM has identified as critically important to women faculty include:

  • The "climate" - building a supportive environment, both professional and social - for women at Yale
  • Increasing women in leadership roles
  • Recruitment and retention of female faculty members
  • Compensation equity

SWIM consists of the Executive Board and departmental liaisons. For more information, contact

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Women’s Health Research at Yale annual Pilot Project Program

Women’s Health Research at Yale is announcing our annual Pilot Project Program request for Letters of Intent (due Oct. 20, 2022).

Pilot Project Awards include:

General Annual Pilot Project Award (up to $35,000)*for research designed to meet a clear need in advancing the health of women.
The Wendy U. & Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award (up to $50,000)* for highly inventive, new research on the health of women designed to achieve a breakthrough, or ongoing research in which funding is needed to achieve a discovery.
Awards (up to $35,000*) for data-driven community place-based research designed to advance the health of women as a pathway to economic and social mobility.

Abortion is Essential Health Care

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website provides many resources for obstetrician–gynecologists and partners to connect, engage, and advocate to defend and expand access to abortion at all levels—in their practices, their communities, and their government.


Visit the resources page for opportunities in women's research, communications, articles, and many other resources.