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2014 WIMS Annual Dinner

August 21, 2012 at the Intercontinental. Details and ticket info >>

KUDOS to Dianne Durham, PhD

The new SOM Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development, effective November 1st. More KUDOS >>

40 Faculty Posters Presented at 1st Annual SOM-SON-SHP Poster Session

See other upcoming events on the WIMS events calendar. >>

Check out the new WIMS WALL for upcoming events and other announcements

Located on the 1st floor of Murphy, next to the Alumni office. WIMS Mission >>

KU Women in Medicine and Science

2014-15 Incoming WIMS LEADERSHIP 

  • President-Elect - Christie Befort, PhD, MA, SM, Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health AND Co-Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center
  • Secretary- Elect - Erica Howe, MD, Assistant Professor, General and Geriatric Medicine, Course Director, Doctors as Educators
  • Representatives:
    • School of Medicine Representatives for Basic Science:
      • Beth Levant, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
      • Jo Wick, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Assistant Director of Graduate Education, Department of Biostatistics
    • School of Medicine Representatives for Clinical Science:
    • School of Nursing Representatives:
    • School of Health Professions Representative:

On July 1st the following individuals will advance from their FY14 officer-elect responsibilities into their full position:

  • President - Christine Daley, PhD, MA, SM, Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology
  • Secretary - Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PT, PhD, Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

CELEBRATION & RECOGNITION DINNER - August 21st (See Dinner & Ticket DETAILS)


The KU Women in Science and Medicine (WIMS) organization is committed to serve all faculty and trainees from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions. Our mission is focused on advancing the careers of women in the fields of medicine and science, nursing nad health professions through development of mentoring, networking, and faculty retention. We provide programs for professional career development, educational seminars, presentations on physical and mental health-related topics, and social events. Our infrastructure is comprised of the following groups, with member representatives from each of the three schools on campus (View the Leadership Team Manual here for additional information about WIMS infrastructure, committee responsibilities and committee chair job descriptions):

  • Leadership Team (all officers and committee chairs)
  • Executive Council
  • Mentoring Committee
    • WIMS Guidance and Advancement Liaisons (WIMS GALS
  • Program Committees
    • Monthly Events
    • Major Events (Annual Dinner, Bi-Annual Conference or Retreat)
  • Recognition Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
    • Donation Drive for Silent Auction
  • Moms in Medicine & Science (MIMS)
  • CIRCLES (theme or topic focused groups -- Contact Jessie Huisinga, PhD if you would like to get involved or have an idea for a new CIRCLE)
    • Faculty Member Only Circles:
      • All Full Professors: Beth Levant and Lisa Stehno-Bittel
      • Associate Professors (MD): Wendy Biggs, Karin Porter-Williamson
      • Associate Professors (PhD): Liskin Swint-Kruse, Peggy Petroff
      • Assistant Professors (MD): Hannah Maxfield
      • Assistant Professors (PhD): Jessie Huisinga
      • Assistant Professors (MD & PhD): Julie Christianson and Christina Hester
    • Post-doc Circle: Jessica Rossol-Allison, Natalie Wilson-Gossman
    • Student Circle: Angela Pierce, Robbie Harriford
  • WIMS Volunteer Administrative Support Team

Top 10 Participant Benefits

  1. Career Resource Opportunities
  2. Collaborative & Networking Events and Activities
  3. Mentoring Program
  4. Membership Directory
  5. Chapter & National Awards & Recognition Programs
  6. Educational Seminars and Conferences
  7. Extensive Website for Women in Medicine & Science Interests
  8. Bi-Annual WIMS Focused Professional Development Conference
  9. Social Events
  10. Individual support from our community of women faculty colleagues regarding personal concerns, family life, professional questions, burnout and other issues not covered in formal meetings or mentoring program

The Women in Medicine and Science organization maintains an affiliation with the American Association of Medical College's (AAMC) GWIMS and the Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM). Our GWIMS representative is Susan K. Pingleton, MD, FACP, Master Fellow, ACCP, Joy McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science, Director, Quality and Professional Development, Continuing Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education.

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