WIMHS hosted the 2019 Fall Welcome at The Press Bistro in Sacramento. This annual event is a special time to welcome new female faculty members to UC Davis Health and to celebrate promotions and accomplishments of current faculty.
We were joined by UC Davis leadership including the new Dean of the School of Medicine, Allison Brashear, M.D., MBA and the new Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Stephen Cavanagh, Ph.D., MPA, RN, FACHE, FAAN and Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.
“At the WIMHS fall celebration, I was so impressed with the UC Davis School of Medicine’s dedication to advancing women in leadership. Key to this is the championing of women leadership and the concept of sponsorship of women. This means we seek to find and support opportunities for women to have meaningful roles in the health system. More and more women have been entering medicine for over 25 years, so the pipeline of women leaders is full and has been for a long time. I was so impressed that the WIMHS program is about advancing those leaders and providing the tools and opportunities to impact the missions of UCD Health. As part of that program, WIMHS gives each women professor a pin when she is promoted. I am proud to be the 236th woman professor at UCD SOM. It was a wonderful event and one of the many reasons I chose to join UCD SOM as dean.” – Dr. Allison Brashear, Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine
WIMHS continued our tradition of honoring all female full professors of UC Davis Schools of Health with a custom lapel pin. We now have 236 women full professors who have earned their pin. This year, Brandee Waite, M.D., received a special award for being the first African American Female Professor, in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
“This was such a lovely gathering connecting colleagues from various professional specialties who share our myriad of experiences as women in medicine and health sciences. I was truly honored to receive recognition for my accomplishments, and humbled to experience the achievements of my ‘sisters-in-arms.’ The food, drinks and camaraderie combined to create a wonderful evening.” – Dr. Brandee Waite, Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation