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UK Hosts Annual Women in Medicine and Science Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2019) — The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will host its fifth annual Women in Medicine and Science Visiting Professor Program this Thursday, Oct. 3.

Also known as “WIMS Day,” this one-day program will feature remarks by Laura Schweitzer, president emerita at Union Graduate College and vice president for both Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives at the University at Albany. The program includes keynote sessions followed by a Q & A and additional breakout sessions.           

WIMS' mission is to strengthen the network of women in medicine and science by facilitating opportunities for advancement through engagement, collaboration, mentorship and development.

In 2015, founding chair Dr. M. Elizabeth Oates was asked to revitalize the WIMS program, which is focused on formal mentoring and career development of women faculty. The inaugural WIMS Executive Committee created the structure and included women trainees and students within the College of Medicine.

This event will take place 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in UK Chandler Hospital Room MN 463 and the Wethington Building Room 127.

WIMS Day is open to all. For the event’s full schedule or more information, visit the UK College of Medicine website.