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WIMS-Health Athlete One Day Workshop

January 26, 2023 from 8a-5p. The Women in Medicine and Science and the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer are offering a 1-Day Health Athlete Workshop.  (In person event, WIMS members, registration required)

Are you interested in maximizing your energy, improving your health and well-being and writing your story to define your purpose in life? If the answer is yes, The Ohio State University presents Health Athlete, a program dedicated to helping YOU become more physically energized, mentally focused and fully engaged in the moments that matter most – at work and at home. During the program, you will examine your goals and values in relation to your spiritual purpose, and mental, emotional and physical development. We use YOUR story to affect behavior change. You will leave the program with the tools to increase your confidence and ability to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors leading to improved health outcomes. You can find out more information about the program and view testimonials by viewing https://healthathlete.osu.edu/.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine- WIMS Participatory Dining Experience

February 9, 2023 from 5:30p-9:30p at The Kitchen. (In person event, WIMS members, Registration required)

The Women in Medicine and Science at the College of Medicine invites all WIMS members to a fun and interactive evening of networking, team-building, and practicing healthy meal preparation. This participatory dining experience features guidance from professional chefs as we learn about, prepare, and enjoy the winter-themed menu. The menu will include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. This off-campus event has limited space, so please register early to secure your spot.

If you have any questions about WIMS membership or have trouble accessing the membership application, please contact: wims@osumc.edu.

Women in White Coats

February 22, 2023 from 6:30p-8:30p at The Ohio Union- Performance Hall

The Women in White Coats is an annual event where female physicians, researchers, and medical students connect and share experiences specific to women in medicine. We invite College of Medicine alumnae, faculty, and students to share in meaningful discussion over dinner, followed by a keynote address. If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP go.osu.edu/wiwcrsvp.

Past Events

WIMS Annual Speaker Dr. Amy Acton - The Leader We Wish We Had is YOU

December 1, 2022 from 12p-1:30pm. (In-person and Webinar. Registration required)

In this keynote lecture entitled, "The Leader We Wish We Had is YOU," Dr. Acton focused on leadership and lessons learned in her role as the Director of the Ohio Department of Health and as cabinet member and advisor to the Governor of Ohio during an unprecedented crisis. Dr. Acton provided a behind the scenes look at what it was like to lead the COVID-19 response for 11.7 million patients and the leadership traits that are needed in the modern leadership toolbox. She addressed the challenges of prevention and how we have faced not only the virus, but also a contagion of fear, loneliness, unmooring, and collective trauma and shared her antidotes to these experiences as well as her hopes and dreams for the future.

RAPTIC 2023 Cohort

December 1, 2022 deadline to apply for RAPTIC 2023 Cohort. The goal of RAPTIC is to recruit faculty researchers from across the basic/translational/clinical research spectrum, at any career rank or academic track in the COM, to take part in a year-long cohort accelerator program. RAPTIC encourages interdisciplinary and discipline-spanning research and innovative research projects that lead to applications for human health and/or IP and commercialization. RAPTIC will build a professional network, provide training and resources, and engage in individualized and longitudinal coaching to ensure participant faculty significantly drive their research project toward measurable endpoints related to Translation, Innovation, and Commercialization by the completion of the program. Send the completed application form to WIMS@OSUMC.edu.

Safe Zone Training for LGBTQ+ in STEM week 2022

November 18, 2022 from 1-3:30 p.m. Safe Zone Training for LGBTQ+ in STEM week 2022, A WIMS/Women's Place/DHLRI sponsored event.

WIMS co-hosted event on the war in Ukraine and relevant impacts, with STEAM Factory

May 26, 2022 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the STEAM Exchange in Franklinton (in-person event. Registration required. Open to the whole Ohio State community, family-friendly)

Register here 

Altmetrics overview with Prof. Stephanie Schulte from the OSU Health Sciences Library (FAME/WIMS co-hosted)

May 25, 2022 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. by Zoom 

WIMS Annual Celebration of Women Faculty 

May 11, 2022

WIMS Annual Celebration of Women 2021

March 3, 2021

WIMS hosted its annual celebration of the achievements of the women faculty in the College of Medicine through an interactive virtual Zoom engagement. The session provided an update on the status of women in the college and highlighted successful women in our college. We recognized women who were promoted, new women faculty and women who had a pivotal role during the COVID pandemic.

Negotiating Your Net Worth

December 8, 2020

This online event, hosted by WIMS and led by Fisher College of Business Professor Tanya Menon, taught participants to think in terms of cooperative and competitive strategies for creating value in negotiation.

2020 WIMS Annual Seminar

September 24-25, 2020

WIMS welcomed Nancy Spector, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Drexel University College of Medicine and Executive Director of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) as the 2020 WIMS Annual Seminar speaker. WIMS hosted the following 2 virtual speaking events by Dr. Spector: Achieving Leadership Gender Equity in Medicine: Collaboration Innovation, and the Imperative for Systemic Change (Sept 24, 2020 12-1:30pm) and Leading in Turbulent Times: Lessons from the Past and Present (Sept 25, 2020 12-1pm).

#WIMSinCOVID TwitterChat

September 13, 2020

The first OSU WIMS Twitter Chat occurred using the #WIMSinCOVID hashtag, which generated an estimated 400,000 impressions from 100 tweets created by 22 contributors.

Women In White Coats

January 16, 2020

The Women in White Coats is an annual event where female physicians, researchers, and medical students connect and share experiences specific to women in medicine.


WIMS 2019 Annual Meeting

October 16, 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Women Faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine was a successful event with a full house of women scientist, researchers, and physicians along with senior leadership in attendance.

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The WIMS Town Hall

August 27, 2019

The steering committee for WIMS invited all faculty to a Town Hall meeting to share ideas, comments, and concerns about the status of women faculty in the OSU College of Medicine. This event was facilitated by Elizabeth English, MBA, Associate Director, Education, Development & Resources. This session allowed open communication and a forum for discussion in small groups.

Persuasion (hosted by WIMS)

March 6, 2019

This session, facilitated by OSU power and persuasion expert Tanya Menon, PhD, Associate Professor of Business, discussed ways to become a more powerful persuader at work using psychologically validated principles of influence, and also addressed the unique challenges women face in this regard.

WIMS 2019 Spring Symposium

Professor Audrey Murrell was invited to be the Annual 2019 WIMS Spring Seminar Speaker. Professor Murrell is Associate Dean within the College of Business Administration and also the Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Murrell conducts research on mentoring, careers in organizations, workplace/supplier diversity and social issues in management.

This event was co-sponsored by WIMS, The Women’s Place, and the OSU COM Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Murrell’s lecture titled “Mentoring, Diversity and Organizational Effectiveness” was simultaneously live-streamed to Nationwide Hospital.

Erica Bell, PhD, co-chair of the WIMS events committee, introduced Professor Audrey Murrell. Professor Murrell discussed mentoring and diversity from an organizational perspective and moving beyond the “mentor myth” towards mentoring relationships. Professor Murrell discussed how strategic mentoring can enhance diversity related objectives in an organization. At the end of the discussion, Professor Murrell took questions from the audience. Special thanks to the WIMS event committee for their work in organizing the event.

Link to video: https://mediasite.osu.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/fame

Women in White Coats

January 23, 2019

Women in White Coats took place Wednesday January 23, 2019 6-8p at Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium.  This is an annual event for female physicians, researchers and medical students to connect and share experiences specific to women in medicine. This evening of networking provided invaluable wisdom for the students, and a unique opportunity for women alumni to give back to the physicians of tomorrow.

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