Women in Science Series Features Highly Accomplished Local Researchers and Physicians

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Women in Science Series

The Medical College of Wisconsin invites the public to attend the Women in Science (WIS) Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

The Women in Science Series is a membership program with five enlightening presentations, in lay language, designed to draw attention to scientific research projects at MCW as well as generate support for female scientists who serve as role models and mentors.

The successful WIS Series has been going strong since 2007.

"Just when I thought we had met the best and brightest woman researcher ever, we would meet the next one who was equally best and bright!"
 
 – Women in Science member
 

Healthcare State of the Union


Cathy JacobsonCathy Jacobson
President and CEO
Froedtert Health


Cathy Jacobson will discuss the current healthcare state of the union as well as the future of academic medicine connected to clinical care. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin have an effective collaboration with community based care with a successful model of "bench to bedside" care.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
GE Healthcare | 9900 Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa
3 – 5 p.m.
Presentation at 3 p.m.; reception with GE Women's Network to follow

*Photo ID is required for entrance
Free visitor parking in lot

Generously presented by GE

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Genetic Research in Congenital Heart Disease: Understanding the Cause, Finding Treatments


Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhDAoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin


The Mitchell laboratory is interested in studying underlying genetic risk factors of congenital heart disease (CHD) and in understanding how these genetic alterations can impact pathways at the molecular level and lead to clinical variability. Recent progress in genomic and stem cell technologies allow new discoveries and possible therapies for CHD patients to be explored.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and presentation from noon to 1 p.m.
Free valet parking

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Incorporating Early Literacy in Pediatric Practice


Earnestine Willis, MD, MPHEarnestine Willis, MD, MPH
Kellner Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Director of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships
Medical College of Wisconsin


Dr. Willis will discuss the factors associated with increased reading frequency in children exposed to the Reach Out and Read program that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and presentation from noon to 1 p.m.
Free valet parking

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Breast Cancer: Update on Research Efforts to Develop New Treatments


Carol Williams, PhDCarol Williams, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin


Dr. Williams will explain what makes a cancer cell cancerous, and will give an update on her research to identify innovative ways to inhibit the functions of the unique molecules in cancer cells without harming healthy, normal cells.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and presentation from noon to 1 p.m.
Free valet parking

Generously presented by Network Health

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Tenth Anniversary – Annual Women Pioneers in Research Awards Presentation


Presentation will be by the 2016 Women Pioneers in Research award recipient(s) and the Edward J. Lennon MD Award for Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher!


At this luncheon, female physicians, scientists, medical students and graduate students will sit with Women in Science members and offer their personal perspectives on current medical research and life as a medical student.

A Medical College of Wisconsin female faculty member will receive a $10,000 research award. The $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, MD Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher, generously funded and sponsored by Jan Lennon, will also be presented.

In celebrating our 10th Anniversary, there may be an additional award presented.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding women!

October 2016 (date TBD)
Medical College of Wisconsin | 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m.
*Optional tour of MCW at 1:30 p.m.

Free parking in visitor's lot

Generously presented by Johnson Bank

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A special thanks to our media sponsors:

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Contact Us

Alyssa Molbeck
Event Coordinator
Medical College of Wisconsin
amolbeck@mcw.edu | (414) 955-5828

Natalie Strade
Senior Development Director
Medical College of Wisconsin
nstrade@mcw.edu | (414) 955-5824

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