Women in Science Series Features Highly Accomplished Local Researchers and Physicians

Presented by Judy Jorgensen, Patti McKeithan and Linda Mellowes

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

Leading Transformation: From Ideas to Impact

Denise Uyar, MDCheryl A. Maurana, PhD
Vice President for Academic Outreach
Senior Associate Dean and Director for Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Medical College of Wisconsin


Building from her leadership of the AHW Endowment, Dr. Maurana will discuss the Endowment’s new strategies for driving innovation across the translational research spectrum to improve the health of communities, including the AHW Endowment’s $20M investment in reducing cancer disparities through a highly multi-disciplinary approach. Dr. Maurana also will share her perspective on women’s leadership in the sciences – how far we’ve come and where we can go.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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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Interdependence of the Heart and Kidneys in Health and Disease

Alison Kriegel, PhDAlison Kriegel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiovascular Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin


Dr. Kriegel will discuss the essential relationship between the heart and kidneys. She will describe both her physiological and molecular research, exploring how the damaged kidneys "talk" to the heart.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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

Concussions: How Attention to Individual Patient Factors Will Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment

Lindsay Nelson, PhDLindsay Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Although a great deal of progress has been made to understand the clinical recovery course after concussion, major questions remain that hinder our ability to develop evidence-based, personalized treatments for patients. Dr. Nelson will discuss her research on the clinical and neurobiological effects of concussion, how she and her colleagues are employing individual differences in research approaches to better understand patient outcomes.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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

The Potential Impact of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Denise Uyar, MDDenise Uyar, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Dr. Uyar will speak about the HPV vaccination and the barriers and research to HPV vaccination in our community. Dr. Uyar was also recognized and named as one of the Best Doctors in America for 2015-2016.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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 sponsored by Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Presentation of the 2017 Women Pioneers in Research Award Recipient 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.

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 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.

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

October 17, 2017
Medical College of Wisconsin | 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa

Alumni Center
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 sponsored by Johnson Bank

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Contact Us

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

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