This month marks the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is building on this and celebrating September as Women in Medicine and Science Month. This provides BWH with an opportunity to honor and showcase the remarkable and diverse work of women faculty and trainees, from basic research to clinical innovation and translational research projects.
The BWH Center for Faculty Development & Diversity and the BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) will be hosting events throughout September to celebrate the achievements of women faculty at BWH.
The BWH Center for Faculty Development & Diversity will host the Women in Medicine and Science Symposium to highlight the collaborations and achievements of women faculty and trainees.
The event, which will be held on Sept. 30 in the Bornstein Amphitheater, will focus on the collaborations of women faculty and trainees across different disciplines including basic, clinical innovation and translational research projects with the goal of building community. This year’s keynote speakers are Jill Goldstein, PhD, director of research, BWH Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, and Reisa Sperling, MD, director of the BWH Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment. Goldstein and Sperling will share work on biomarkers and detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
The BWH Biomedical Research Institute will also be recognizing Women in Medicine and Science Month by featuring female speakers during its September events.
On Sept. 10, the BRI Innovation Grand Round Series will feature multiple speakers for its “Celebrating Women Innovators at BWH” seminar in the Ramzi Cotran Conference Room.
On Sept. 13, the BRI will host Naomi Fried, PhD, chief innovation officer, Children’s Hospital Boston, for its Career Building at the a Research Hospital Series in the Shapiro Boardroom.
On Sept. 26, the BRI Translational Genomics Seminar will feature a talk by Cynthia Morton, PhD, BWH medical geneticist, in the Shapiro Breakout Room.
On Sept. 24, the Connors-BRI Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology will host a workshop in the Bornstein Amphitheater and Cabot Atrium that will focus on sex differences in the etiology, pathogenesis and consequences of obesity.
On Sept. 23, the BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center will host a Center Patient/Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in the Shapiro Breakout Room, which will feature a keynote by Danielle Lavallee, PhD, senior manager and lead researcher, Chase Alliance Survey Center, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington.