Women in Science Series Features Highly Accomplished Local Researchers and Physicians

Women in Science Series

The Women in Science Luncheon Series provides an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

The 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.

“It was inspiring to see the impact and contributions that women in science are currently making towards improving human health!”
– Women in Science guest

Lisa Grill Dodson, MDDoes How, What and Where We Train Doctors Matter?: Changing Medical Education With the Community's Health in Mind

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD
Campus Dean, MCW-Central Wisconsin
Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine

At a time when health care costs and outcomes in the US are under fire, and physician burnout is at epidemic levels, medical education across the US is undergoing significant change. Which changes will best prepare today’s medical students to be the doctors who will improve the health of our communities, as well as the health of our healers? Dr. Dodson will explore the changes going on in medical education and health care delivery to answer questions about what it will take to improve our health care outcomes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
GE Healthcare | 9900 W. Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa
3:00-5:00 pm
Presentation at 3:00 pm, reception with GE Women's Network to follow.
Photo ID required

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Jacquelyn Kulinski, MD 
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin


Dr. Kulinski will discuss the importance of physical activity in health and longevity and explain how exercise may not fully prevent the harms of “sitting disease” in modern society.  She will highlight the applications of activity monitors in physical activity research and present ways to minimize sedentary behaviors and reduce health risk.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 am; luncheon and presentation from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Free valet parking

 

Thriving Through Adversity: Post Traumatic Growth

Heidi Christianson, PhD
Associate Professor
Training Director, Health Psychology Residency
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Clinical Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Dr. Christianson will discuss Post Traumatic Growth, otherwise known as Benefit Finding, which is a growth process that occurs in response to challenging, traumatic adversity. She will review the literature on Post Traumatic Growth and discuss applications to cope with major medical concerns. The presentation will end with a discussion on how to facilitate Post Traumatic Growth.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 am; luncheon and presentation from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Free valet parking

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACPComplementary Health: What the Science Says About Herbal Medicines

Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP
Director of Ambulatory Care Practice Advancement
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Over 70% of the United States population report using complementary health approaches at some point in their lifetime. This presentation will provide an overview of natural products with a focus on herbal medicines. Participants attending the session will learn about complementary, integrative, alternative and herbal medicine, as well as the history of herbal medicine use, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions for common herbal medicines.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wisconsin Club | 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 am; luncheon and presentation from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Free valet parking

Presentation of the 2018 Women in Science Awards


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.

The Women Pioneers in Research Award is an annual $10,000 grant presented to a female faculty member nominated by her peers and/or mentors for her outstanding, ongoing research. The award is funded from an endowment supported by Women in Science membership and sponsorship.

The Rising Pioneer Award is a new $5,000 award presented to a female faculty member to support research. The award is funded from an endowment supported by Women in Science membership and sponsorship.

The Edward J. Lennon, MD Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher is a $1,000 scholarship presented to a fellow for continued research. This award is funded and presented by Women in Science Founder’s Circle member Jan Lennon, in memory of her late husband, Edward J. Lennon, MD, former dean and president of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Women in Science Student Awards are $500 awards presented to female students who have exemplified superior work in their area of study at the Medical College of Wisconsin. An award is given to one medical student, one graduate student and one pharmacy student.

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

October 25, 2018
Medical College of Wisconsin | 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa

Alumni Center
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Registration and social time begins at 11:30 am; luncheon and presentation from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.
*Optional tour of MCW at 1:30 pm.

Free parking in visitor's lot

 

Membership & Sponsorship Details

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Women in Science Series donation

Contact Us

Ashley Fait
Events Specialist
Medical College of Wisconsin
afait@mcw.edu | (414) 955-5828

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