Women in Medicine and Science

WMed celebrates the contributions of women in medicine and science. We strive to continuously promote the inclusion of women in academic medicine and science.

The Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) group at WMed is focused on promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in medicine and science. To accomplish this, WIMS sponsors professional development events that promote mentorship, networking, and career advancement among the female faculty, residents, and medical students at WMed. In addition, WIMS engages in community outreach to foster a love of math, science, and medicine in young girls in the Kalamazoo area. 

WIMS meets several times throughout the year and new members are welcome at all events. For more information on WIMS events, or to become a member of the WIMS Steering Committee, please contact Kelly Quesnelle or Dawn Robinson.

WIMS Events

2016-2017 Academic Year

Careers For Women in Medicine and Science

Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium
This event is a networking open house open for students from Kalamazoo College, WMU Lee Honors College, and WMU College of Health & Human Services. Come share what you do with young women in our community who have a passion for science and medicine.
RSVP to Amanda Janssen at amanda.janssen@med.wmich.edu.
Details to follow.

A Day in the Life

June/July TBD
Borgess Lawrence Education Center

Past Events 2016-2017

Welcome Tea

Friday, August 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-Noon
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Information Commons

Communication & Coping Skills

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium
Presented by Brandy Shattuck, MD.

AMWA Region 6 Conference (with WMed AMWA)

Saturday, October 15, 2016
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus

Professionalism for the Modern Woman

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, TBL 2
A potluck dessert discussion by Lisa Miller, MD; Kelly Quesnelle, PhD; Melissa Olken, MD, PhD; and Brandy Shattuck, MD.
Please bring a dessert to share!

Project GISMO (Community Outreach)

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center

Selling Yourself on Paper

A brown bag lunch presentation by Laura Bauler, PhD
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, TBL 1
Please bring your own lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

Happy New Year Happy Hour

Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Central City Tap House (cash bar)

Semi-Annual Business Meeting

Closed Session for Steering Committee Members
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, Classroom 111