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Center for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM)

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Council for Women's Advocacy

The Council for Women's Advocacy (CWA) serves as an advisory committee on issues of professional development of all faculty members, including networking, mentorship, advocacy and recognition. The council consists of faculty members from both basic science and clinical departments. CWA values and promotes equity in all aspects of MCW faculty life, and strives toward this through collaborative efforts as diverse as promotion of salary equity to development of programs to provide back-up child care.

Introducing the Council for Women's Advocacy

2019/2020 Committee Chair

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Katherine G. Quinn, PhD

Assistant Professor

2019/2020 Committee Chair-Elect

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Kristi Castello

Division Administrator Sr

Chair Emeritus

2019/2020 Committee Members

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Brianne K. Bakken, PharmD, MHA

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

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Talia Coney, MD

Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathryn Ann Dielentheis, MD

Assistant Professor

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Dusanka Djoric, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Tifany Frazer, MPH

Program Manager II

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Matthew R. Hodges, PhD

Associate Professor

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Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Cynthia A. Lien, MD

Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology

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Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD

Professor, Eminent Scholar, Department of Pathology and Pharmacology & Toxicology; Assistant Dean of Research, Medical College of Wisconsin; Associate Director (Education), Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center; Director, Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Dr. Nevalainen is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cytokine and steroid hormone signaling in prostate cancer. Dr. Nevalainen holds the title of Eminent Scholar at MCW. She is also Director of Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at MCW Cancer Center, which is a multi-disciplinary hub for prostate cancer research within the institution with an international collaborative network. She also serves as Associate Director of Education for the MCW Cancer Center.

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Wendy L. Peltier, MD

Associate Professor

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Jennifer Tyrrell, BS

Division Administrator Sr

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Dawn Felicity Wolfgram, MD

Associate Professor

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Amy Zosel, MD, MSCS

Associate Professor

Division of Toxicology

Ex-Officio

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Kimara Ellefson

Sr. Director Talent Strategy and Faculty Affairs

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Libby Ellinas, MD

Director, Center for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine; Associate Dean, Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

Support Staff

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Njeri Jackson

Administrative Assistant Sr.

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M. Paula Phillips

Program Manager

Contact Us

Katherine Quinn, PhD
Chair, Council for Women's Advocacy
kaquinn@mcw.edu

Njeri Jackson
Administrative Assistant Sr
(414) 955-8625
njackson@mcw.edu
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