2017 WIMHS Fall Welcome

Our annual WIMHS Fall Welcome and Recognition Reception is a time to welcome new faculty members to UC Davis Health and to celebrate promotions and accomplishments of current faculty.   Comments and pictures from the event are posted below.  A special thank you to Dr. Kiran Jain for hosting the event at her beautiful h [...]

By | 2017-11-17T19:03:59+00:00 November 17, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome 2017-2018 WIMHS Mentee, Dr. Shannon Suo!

 I am honored and humbled to be the third WIMHS Mentee at UC Davis.  This is such a unique and valuable opportunity--when I tell others in or out of academia about it, they are amazed at the chance that I have to be mentored and work on a project related to the advancement and benefit of women in academic medicine.  I [...]

By | 2017-08-25T20:53:22+00:00 August 25, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fall 2016

Anyone else feeling the need to reach out and connect with female friends and colleagues in health sciences this fall? We are fortunate here to have a strong WIMHS program that supports our female faculty to ensure the full participation and success of women in all roles within academic medicine.  We strive to accompli [...]

By | 2017-06-22T23:04:26+00:00 November 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

Learning to Lead: Top 10 Tools and Tips from AAMC’s 2016 Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (EWIMS)

Early Career Academic Women in Medicine taking time for wellness with a Zumba class at EWIMS 2016. Guest Blog by Elizabeth Magnan, MD, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine Women in Medicine are a growing group, however there remains a gender disparity in leadership roles, as nationally 47% of medical stud [...]

By | 2017-06-19T23:05:32+00:00 July 26, 2016|Uncategorized|

Speed Mentoring- Matchmaking by design to foster women leaders in healthcare

Guest blog by Ulfat Shaikh, Diana Ha, Nandini Sarma The UC Davis American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) chapter partnered with the UC Davis Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program in January 2016 on a speed mentoring event. Over 25 medical students and 15 faculty members gathered at WIMHS Senior Advi [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:47:00+00:00 April 1, 2016|Uncategorized|

“How men can excel as mentors for women” A WIMHS conversation with Janet Bickel

Many mentoring relationships do not reach fruition because the individuals fail to bridge a critical difference. When a difference prevents a learning partnership from achieving its potential, the loss is multidimensional for the individuals and the institution—wasting opportunities for the fostering of current and fut [...]

By | 2017-06-20T17:05:36+00:00 May 12, 2015|Uncategorized|

Balancing Career and Motherhood

Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick pa [...]

By | 2017-06-20T17:41:43+00:00 February 3, 2014|Uncategorized|