2014 Award RecipientsPaige Geiger, 2014 SOM Glendon Cox Award recipientAdam Carroll speaks at WIMS annual retreatMIMS meetingWIMS wall

2014 WIMS Award Recipients

Awards were presented at the annual dinner on August 21st. Read more about our awards >>

Paige Geiger, PhD honored for leadership

Geiger is the 2014 recipient of the Glendon G. Cox Leadership Award. Learn more >>

Annual Retreat

Adam Carroll from Jayhawk Way speaks at Annual Retreat. Learn more >>

Moms in Medicine (MIMS)

WIMS meetings are always family-friendly. Learn more about MIMS >>

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

Located on the 1st floor of Murphy, next to the Alumni office. See upcoming events >>

KU Women in Medicine and Science

KUDOs to  Jessie Huisinga, PhD

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society released a video highlighting research being done by Jessie Huisinga, Ph.D., at the Landon Center on Aging. In a two minute video Dr. Huisinga talks about using motion capture technology and its role in helping people with MS address issues of gait and balance. Watch video.


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.

Last modified: Jan 26, 2015
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