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Celebrating “Women in Medicine Month” at BWH
September “Women in Medicine” Month events
The American Medical Association (AMA) is again recognizing September as Women in Medicine Month, promoting this year’s theme—“Strength Through Diversity”—as a way to celebrate the many ways in which women physicians enrich the lives of their patients, profession and community. All employees are encouraged to join BWH in honoring the hospital’s outstanding female clinicians and scientists who do just that.
In support of Women in Medicine Month, BWH will host several events throughout the month. On September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Carrie Hall, the Mary Horrigan Connors Award will be presented to Cynthia C. Morton, PhD, who leads one of the few research programs investigating the genetics of uterine fibroids, the most common pelvic tumor and the most common cause for hysterectomy. Sponsored by the Women’s Health Leadership Forum, the Connors Award was established in 1999 to honor an individual from the BWH community who, by his or her dedication, imagination and leadership, has made significant contributions to BWH’s preeminence in Women’s Health. In addition, the Office of Women’s Careers has invited Jill Goldstein, PhD, to present her findings on sex-based differences in brain structure and function on September 16, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Carrie Hall, and Carolyn Robinowitz, MD, to speak about her experience as the dean of Georgetown University’s Medical School on September 24, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Minot Room of the Countway Library. The Office of Women’s Careers is busy year-round to provide support for professional development, career planning and mentoring of women clinicians and researchers. Founded in 1998, the Office works to maintain steady recruitment and promotional tracks of female faculty at BWH.
“Women in medicine are more numerous, visible and influential than ever before. By working to provide institutional support in the many areas that affect our female doctors, and by providing continual career counseling, we strive to advance the institution through this growing population of accomplished women faculty,” said Carol C. Nadelson, MD, director of the Office of Women’s Careers.