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November WIMHS Events

Posted on November 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on November WIMHS Events

In case you missed it… In November WIMHS sponsored a panel discussion on “The Nuts and Bolts of Academic Careers for Women Faculty”. Participants included Drs. Lydia Howell, Diana Farmer, Martha O’Donnell & Jill Joseph (left to right).

Dr. Lydia Howell provided an overview of the 5 academic series (Ladder-Rank, In-Residence, Adjunct, Clinical X, Health Science Clinical) currently used by the UC Davis School of Medicine and advised the participants to “align yourself with the track that best fits your interests and needs”.  Here are some links if you want to learn more about your series or compare definitions of academic series:

Advice from the panelists focused on identifying opportunities to accelerate your accomplishments, being an advocate for yourself, making sure that others understand what you contribute and developing a team of mentors to provide honest feedback.

WIMHS events provide an opportunity to connect with potential mentors and to learn more about the accomplishments of UCD scientists and physician researchers.  Check out the links below to learn more about the panel and their roles as a fetal and neonatal surgeon, ischemic stroke researcher and pediatric health disparities advocate. I am continuously impressed by our female faculty members here at UC Davis School of Medicine!

Upcoming events… WIMHS will be offering workshops on work/life balance – please pass this information along to any colleagues that may benefit from the following.  You can register online at:

  • Working Dads Need Career Flexibility Too:  How To Integrate Work, Life and Family Thursday, November 29th 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Education Building, Room 2205 (4610 X Street, Sacramento)
  • Balancing Elder and Family Care and a Faculty Career: Work-Life Integration is Not Just About Childcare Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Education Building, Room TBD (4610 X Street, Sacramento)

October WIMHS Events

Posted on November 9th, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on October WIMHS Events

In case you missed it…  In October WIMHS co-sponsored a three hour interactive “Speaking for Success” workshop presented by Susan Miller, PhD (left) and Julie Barkmeier-Kramer, PhD, UC Davis Dept of ENT (right).  Dr. Miller has over 26 years of experience improving public speaking skills for her clients, including techniques for effective communication, vocal power, vocal health, refining an accent, presenting your best self, assertiveness for women, and challenges in the workplace.  If you want to learn more – here’s a link to Dr. Miller’s company web site:

Dr. Miller also recommended the new book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.  I’m reading it now, and highly recommend it for both introverts and extroverts!  Check out the Ted Talk by author Susan Cain on the link below… it is only 20 minutes long and perfect for a lunch break:

What’s coming up… In November WIMHS is sponsoring a career development panel “The Nuts and Bolts of Academic Careers for Women Faculty”.  Come and join us for lunch, while we discuss key strategies for managing busy academic careers, getting things done, learning the rules, and more.

Date: November 14th, 2012, 12:00-1:00 pm in PathologyBuilding, Room 1002

Please RSVP to this event at:

Let us know if there are other topics you would like to see covered at upcoming WIMHS events.  Login and leave a comment on the blog or email us directly – we look forward to hearing from you! 

– Melissa