Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS) Committee
The mission of the Tufts Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS) Committee is to promote the professional and personal development of women in medicine and science and to advocate for parity for women at our institution. Founded in 2016 and supported by the Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization, the Committee is comprised of 20 female faculty from Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
We sponsor and host workshops, seminars and events geared to promote the professional and personal advancement of female faculty, and we advocate for parity in employment status by engaging with institutional leadership.
Current Chair: Elizabeth Yen, MD
Outgoing Chair: Monika Roychowdhury, MD
Past Chair: Neha Sharma, DO
Sub-committees have been organized to advance activities and agendas that are central to achieving the overarching WiMS Committee mission.
- The Salary/Benefits Sub-committee (led by Deborah Blazey-Martin) aims to promote salary equity and a benefits package that is appealing for recruitment, and addresses needs of current women faculty.
- The Work-life Balance and Wellness Sub-committee (co-led by Lori Lyn Price and Monika Roychowdhury) aims to foster policies and programs which allow women to maximize professional capacity while being mindful of physical and mental health.
- The Leadership and Career Development Sub-committee (led by Neha Sharma) aims to promote leadership and career development of women in medical sciences at different career stages through mentorship and sponsorship to increase academic parity at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
- The Public Relations and Networking Sub-committee (led by Angie Mae Rodday) aims to promote and support the overall WiMS mission and agenda, and to communicate the committee’s activities to internal and external stakeholders.
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Congratulations to Dr. Dallas Reed and Dr. Christina Mule who were selected to attend the 2019 AAMC Early Career Leadership Course.
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Buchsbaum who was named Director of the Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center, effective August 2019.
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Freund who received the Magnani Award in February 2019 from the Tufts PO to recognize her outstanding accomplishments in the advancement of gender parity and leadership at Tufts and elsewhere.
Congratulations to Drs. Senada Arabelovic, Stephanie Goldberg, Amy LeClair, Mohak Mhatre, Manasa Mouli, Lauren Rice and Elizabeth Yen who were selected to attend the 2019 Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare Course.