12th Annual Women in Medicine Research Day: The Challenges and Triumphs of Women in Medicine
While women have been in medical specialties for many decades, they continue to contend with gender disparities. Women in Medicine Research Day at Stony Brook University School of Medicine was created to raise awareness of the issues women still face in medical training, healthcare and research, and to highlight the achievements of women in those fields. This day also offers opportunities for community building, networking, mentoring and collaboration. The program has expanded and linked with Pediatric Grand Rounds allowing it to further promote its mission.
The current climate supporting various women’s movements has made Women in Medicine even more relevant and necessary for Stony Brook’s female community. Although we have come a long way, there is still great gender disparity with regard to leadership positions within medicine, such as division chiefs, medical school deans and tenured faculty at medical training institutions. Women in Medicine hopes to bring these compelling issues to the forefront and help to create support by promoting diversity, gender equity, tolerance and an unbiased environment for all Stony Brook women in academic medicine.
On Wednesday, March 7, from 8 am to 2 pm, the Stony Brook University School of Medicine will highlight Stony Brook female faculty, physicians, researchers, fellows, residents, medical students, undergraduates, nurses and PAs. The event includes a Keynote Grand Rounds speaker, abstract presentations and four esteemed panelists describing their career journeys and their solutions to work/life balance. There will also be an awards ceremony for the winners of the best research projects in seven categories and closing remarks by Dr. Latha Chandran.
Feel free to join either for the entire day, or drop in to events when time allows. To learn more about event specifics, click here.