Women in Science & Medicine


Archived Women in Science and Medicine schedules

Mission Statement: To inspire, encourage, and enable women in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) to achieve their personal and professional goals as developing physician scientists through open discussion of potential career obstacles and interaction with successful female role models.

The MSTP Women in Science and Medicine Group hosts regular social dinners for women MSTP students and University of Minnesota faculty to engage in discussions focused on career development, mentoring, and leadership. These meetings foster relationships between students and female role models in the scientific and medical communities. In addition, the MSTP Women in Science and Medicine Group, in collaboration with the Office of Medical Education, co-sponsors research seminar presentations by invited external women physician scientists. Opportunities are provided for MSTP students to meet with these invited speakers.

2016-2017 schedule

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Guest Speaker - Lindey Criswell, MD, MPH
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Dept of Medicine
Research focus: Genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease
Clinical specialty: Rheumatology
4:00 PM
Room 1-110 MTRF

Monday, September 19, 2016
Guest Speaker - Leslie Kean, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dept of Pediatrics
Research focus: Immune recognition and tolerance in human disease
Clinical specialty: Hematology/oncology
1:15 PM
450 MCRB

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Guest Speaker - Catherine Blish, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Dept of Medicine
Research focus: Defining natural immunity in viral disease
Clnical specialty: Infectious Diseases
12:00 PM
1-125 CCRB

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Guest Speaker - Susan Quaggin, MD
Charles H. Mayo-MD Professor, Director-Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Chief-Division of Nephrology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Clinical specialty: Nephrology
12:00 PM

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Guest Speaker - Janis Abkowitz, MD
Clement A. Finch Professor of Medicine, Head, Division of Hematology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine
Research focus: Hematopoiesis and the regulation of heme for hemoglobin synthesis in erythroid precursors, heme physiology, marrow failure, myelodysplasia (MDS)
Clinical specialty: Hematology
12:00 PM