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The Executive Council prioritizes goals, plans and directs activities for the WIMS Faculty Organization. Officers are elected and terms begin July 1. The president appoints committee chairs who serve during her term.
One mission of WIMS is "to be proactive and constructive in establishing and advancing the careers of women in medicine and science, nursing and health professions."
Our WIMS Officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary, Secretary-Elect) change annually on July 1st, following an annual election. Committee chairs are appointed by the WIMS President under which they serve. We believe by providing proper training during the office-elect year we will ensure a smooth "passing of the information baton" from the current officers and chairs to the incumbents, and set our leaders up to succeed so we do not fail at our mission to be proactive in advancing the careers of women. This process will permit the organization to grow and continue to succeed for years to come, as well as turn out new leaders (or strengthen the skills of experienced leaders) among our women faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Profession.
Effective July 2014, the council will meet twice a year: September 10th and March 11th, at noon in 1074 Delp, or as needed. The Leadership Team consists of all officers and committee chairs who will meet monthly.
|Belinda Vail, MD||Immediate Past President 2013-14||Professor, Family Medicine|
|Christine Daley, PhD, MA, SM||President 2014-15||Associate Professor, Preventative Medicine & Publih Health|
|Christie Befort, PhD||President Elect 2014-15||Associate Professor, Preventative medicine and Public Health, Co-Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center|
|Paige Geiger, PhD||Community Liaison and 2012-13 WIMS President||Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology|
|Mary Zimmerman, PhD||McCann Professor 2013-2016||Professor, Health Policy & Management|
|Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PT, PhD||Secretary 2014-15||Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences|
|Erica Howe, MD||Secretary Elect 2014-15||Assistant Professor, General and Geriatric Medicine, Course Director, Doctors as Educators|
|Beth Levant, PhD||SOM Representative (Basic Science)||Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics|
|Jo Wick, PhD||SOM Representative (Basic Science)||Assistant Professor, Biostatistics|
|Ann Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP||SOM Representative (Clinical Science)||Professor, Behavioral Pediatrics|
|Christina Hester, PhD||SOM Representative (Clinical Science)||Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine|
|Karen Wambach, PhD, RN||SON Representative||Professor, School of Nursing|
|Lisa Ogawa, PhD, RN||SON Representative||Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing|
|Catherine Siengsukon, PhD||SHP Representative||Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Education|
|Donna Nyght||SHP Representative||Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair, Nurse Anesthesia Education|
|Briana Holt||Grad Student Representative||Graduate student, Pritchard Lab, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics|
|Asona Lui||MD/PhD Representative||MD/PhD student, Molecular and Integrative Physiology|
|Rebecca J. Burkhalter, PhD||Postdoctoral Representative||Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology|
|Maryan Nobari Tabrizi, MD||Resident Representative||Resident, Pediatrics Residency Program|
|Crystal Lumpkins, PhD||Diversity Committee (new)||Assistant Professor, Family Medicine|
|Laura Martin, PhD||Program Co-Chair (Annual Conference & Dinner)||Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Hoglund Brain Imaging Center|
|Julie Christianson, PhD||Program Co-Chair (Monthly Events & Programs)||Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology|
|Melissa Oropeza-Vail, RN, BSN, CGRN||Recognition Co-Chair||Nurse Practitioner|
|Christina Pacheco, Esq., JD||Recognition Co-Chair||Research Assistant Professor, Family Medicine|
|Melissa Larson, PhD||Mentoring Co-Chair||Research Assistant Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology|
|Michele Pritchard, PhD||Mentoring Co-Chair||Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics|
|Ex officio voting members|
|Robert Klein, PhD||Office of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies (OAA)||Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies|
|Marty McLaughlin||Office of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies (OAA)||Executive Director|
|Alana Smith||of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies (OAA)||Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for OAA|
|Lori Roop||GME Representative||Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME)|
|Suzanne Dell-St. Clair, MS, CFRE||Endowment Representative||KU Endowment, Associate Development Director of Public Health and Family Medicine|
|Stefani Buchwitz||Office of Student Engagement||Coordinator of Student Life|
Volunteer Administrative Support Team Personnel
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