MIMS - Moms in Medicine and Science Group

MIMS - Moms in Medicine and Science - is a sub-group of the KU Women in Science and Medicine (WIMS) organization. Established in the fall of 2012 following the Lean-In Leadership Discussion on campus, the group is committed to serve all faculty and trainees from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions.

MISSION of MIMS Focus on supporting each other at any stage of family life through networking at monthly brown-bag meetings, a book club, and special events or even through our confidential, non-public Facebook group for support.  This includes those who are considering starting a family, women with small to any age child/children, or even our empty-nesters. We welcome all moms who seek or are willing to give advice, ideas or suggestions on how to help balance a happy family life with a successful academic career.  

Meetings & Events:

  • Brown bag monthly lunch meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at noon in 2043 Wescoe.
  • Mid-morning gathering at 10 am on the second Friday of the month in the Roasterie Café coffee shop in the Center for Advanced Heart Care in the hospital.  You may purchase refreshments or bring your own!
  • Please check the WIMS calendar for all other event schedules.
  • All MIMS event photos are posted on WIMS Flickr.


Julie Christianson, PhD | Assistant Professor | Anatomy and Cell Biology | jchristianson@kumc.edu | (913)-945-6430

Christina Hester, PhD | Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine | chester@kumc.edu | (913) 945-6733

Justine Karungi, MBA | MIMS Volunteer Coordinator | Assistant Director, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center | jkarungi@kumc.edu | (913) 588-9067

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.

Last modified: Sep 26, 2016


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