Events

Past Events

May 1, 2017
GWIMS 5th Annual Symposium Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Jill Morris, Ph.D., Program Director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Bethesda, MD
Topic: "Women in Biomedical Careers"

April 5, 2017
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Christine Finck, M.D., Executive Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Division Head of Pediatric Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, UConn School of Medicine
Topic: "Esophageal Tissue Engineering"

February 1, 2017
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Alex Merkulov, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, Section Head of Women’s Imaging, UConn School of Medicine
Topic: "Personal Finance: Money Management Made Simple"
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January 25, 2017
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Sarita Arteaga, D.M.D., M.A.G.D., Associate Dean for Students, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Craniofacial Sciences, UConn School of Dental Medicine
Topic: “Hispanic Cultural Awareness for the Healthcare Professional”
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December 14, 2016
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, M.D., Professor of Cell Biology and the Linda and David Roth Chair of Cardiovascular Research, Center of Vascular Biology
Topic: "Annabelle Rodriguez Is the Name of My Cleaning Lady"
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May 2, 2016
GWIMS 4th Annual Symposium Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Linda Sandell, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Orthopaedic Research; Mildred B. Simon Professor and Co-Director of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director of Musculoskeletal Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

April 6, 2016
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Jane Grant-Kels, M.D., Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Programs, Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Pathology
Topic: Using Technology to Diagnose Skin Cancer Earlier and Without a Biopsy: The Future Is Now!
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March 2, 2016
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Liisa Kuhn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Reconstructive Sciences, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development, UConn Health
Topic of Discussion: Biomaterials for Controlled Release of Biologically Active Molecules
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January 13, 2016
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, UConn Health
Topic of Discussion: Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
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November 11, 2015
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Nancy Day Adams, M.D., FACP, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology, Training Program Director, UConn Health
Topic of Discussion: Looking Back to Move Forward
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October 15, 2015
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Laurine M. Bow, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), Director, Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine.
Topic of Discussion: Transplant Immunology and Organ Transplantation, Teamwork at Its Best
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May 4, 2015
GWIMS 3rd Annual Symposium Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Julianne Glowacki, Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

April 22, 2015
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Erin Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, UConn Health
Topic of Discussion: Genetic Risk Factors for the Susceptibility to Inflammatory Pain
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February 25, 2015
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Sherene Mason, M.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UConn Health and Physician, Division of Nephrology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Topic of Discussion: (Dis)solving the Unknown in Pediatric Kidney Stone Disease
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February 4, 2015
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, and Associate Director of Graduate Program in Genetics and Developmental Biology
Topic of Discussion: You Can Do It: Starting an Academic Career and Family
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December 10, 2014
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Linda Shapiro, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Center for Vascular Biology
Topic of Discussion: Love or Obsession? My Life with CD13
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November 19, 2014
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Pamela Taxel, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Topic of Discussion: Cancer and Bone Health
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May 5, 2014
GWIMS Annual Symposium
Guest Speaker: Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Topic of Discussion: Managing Science in Challenging Times

February 27, 2014
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Georgine Burke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UConn School of Medicine and Director of Research, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Topic of Discussion: Developing and Sustaining a Non-Traditional Research Program in an Academic Hospital
A scientific research presentation followed by a discussion on balancing a successful academic work-life career.
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December 11, 2013
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Director of Stroke Research
Topic of Discussion: Translational Studies in Stroke
A scientific research presentation followed by a discussion on balancing a successful academic work-life career.
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November 8, 2013
The Women in Surgery Lectureship
Guest Speaker: Melinda Kibbe, M.D., Director of Vascular Surgery Research, Chair, Section of Vascular Surgery, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center; Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, Deputy Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University
Topic of Discussion: The Ups and Downs of Translational Research: One Surgeon's Journey

March 19, 2013
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Faryal S. Mirza, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Topic of Discussion: Sclerostin, Bone and Osteoporosis
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January 30, 2013
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Suzanne Rose, M.D., M.S.Ed., Senior Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Medicine, Department of Academic Affairs and Education
Topic of Discussion: Networking – Navigating the Necessities
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December 5, 2012
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Molly Brewer, D.V.M., M.D., M.S., Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topic of Discussion: Ovarian Cancer
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September 19, 2012
Lunch and Learn Seminar
Guest Speaker: Lynn Puddington, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunology and Medicine
Topic: Optimizing Immune and Neurological Outcomes of Maternal-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus Infection
A scientific research presentation followed by a discussion on balancing a successful academic work-life career.
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April 30, 2012
Inaugural Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Susan Herbst, President of the University of Connecticut
Founding Faculty Honorees: Martha Lepow, M.D., Mary Jane Osborn, Ph.D., Naomi Rothfield, M.D., and Audrey Worrell, M.D.