On September 28th, 2014 our Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program hosted the annual Fall Welcome Reception for new faculty. WIMHS Co-director, Dr. Amparo Villblanca, welcomed a large group of new and returning female faculty members and highlighted recent and upcoming WIMHS activities. We were also joined by the Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Julie Freischlag, and other UCDMC leaders in support of women’s careers in academic medicine. Check out the pictures from the event below!
The start of a new academic year is always so exciting- and the WIMHS Welcome Event was such an energizing event. We now have many generations of women in medicine and we had representatives from all of them at the Welcome Event. Listening to all of our voices now is like an orchestra – each of us contributing a different sound to create a beautiful symphony. I look forward to all the music we will make in the future! – Dr. Julie Freischlag
To further strengthen WIMHS connections we have developed two avenues of social media that allow us to reach out to faculty members who may not be able to attend WIMHS events in person.
FACEBOOK: Lydia Howell does an amazing job of providing up to date access to interesting articles related to women’s careers in health science and highlighting the accomplishments of our female faculty. Our Facebook page reaches hundreds of individuals each week, and many of the posting go “viral”. If you are not already on Facebook, it is worth joining just to see what Lydia posts next!
BLOG: This post marks the two year anniversary of our WIMHS blog! If you would like to participate as a guest blogger of have a suggested topic, please email WIMHS member, Melissa Bauman firstname.lastname@example.org