The Importance of Mentoring Junior Faculty

Recent Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) data reports a surprisingly high rate of attrition (43%) for first-time assistant professors in academic medicine.  Attrition rates have been consistently higher for women and minorities in each of the 10-year cohorts tracked by the AAMC from 1981 to 1997.  A lack [...]

By | 2017-06-20T18:00:53+00:00 June 12, 2013|Uncategorized|

Women’s History Month Recap

Did you know that March was Women’s History Month?  I celebrate the history of women every fall  during the course I co-teach as a freshman seminar to UC Davis undergraduates called “Women in Science”.  The goal of the class is to provide students interested in careers in science and medicine with an understanding of a [...]

By | 2017-06-19T22:23:10+00:00 April 2, 2013|Uncategorized|

Dress Up in Red for Our Hearts in February

Amparo Villablanca, MD & Adele Zhang, MFA "Tins of Love" designed by David Lee. Cardiovascular disease kills more women in the United States than all cancers combined and every minute, a woman in the United States dies of heart disease. February, National Heart Month, is a time when we reflect on the toll heart d [...]

By | 2017-06-19T22:24:46+00:00 February 22, 2013|Uncategorized|

Balancing Elder and Family Care and a Faculty Career

Did you know that 86% of women over age 50 think that they may need to use family-friendly policies?  Are you one of these women?  While many family friendly policies are used by young women for child-bearing or child-rearing, there is a growing need to provide support for family care responsibilities involving the oth [...]

By | 2017-06-20T18:10:10+00:00 January 28, 2013|Uncategorized|

Make WIMHS and Mentorship a Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Guest Blog by Dr. Lydia Pleotis Howell The new year is approaching – always a time to reflect on the past and make a resolution for the year to come.  This year, in addition to the usual resolutions about exercise, flossing more, and calling your mother, how about a resolution about mentorship? Mentorship may not sou [...]

By | 2017-06-20T18:18:42+00:00 January 2, 2013|Uncategorized|

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 tech [...]

By | 2012-11-25T19:18:13+00:00 November 9, 2012|Uncategorized|

Communication Skills

Anyone who watched the first presidential debate last week quickly realized what a difference effective communication skills can make!  We have all been there…  a presentation that didn’t go well, an interaction with a colleague where you felt you simply were not being heard, an interview where you struggled to explain [...]

By | 2012-10-15T19:13:42+00:00 October 15, 2012|Uncategorized|