Events and Opportunities

Upcoming events:    

We offer events throughout the year featuring speakers, workshops, and networking. Our events aim to promote leadership, career development, wellness, and more among our women physicians and scientists.


The Tufts MC WiMS Committee heartily congratulates Tamara Vesel, MD, former two-term WiMS Committee member, on receiving the 2023 Magnani Award.

The Tufts MC WiMS Committee heartily congratulates Tamara Vesel, MD on receiving the 2023 Magnani Award.


Past events:

WiMS members celebrated a fantastic Wellness Week planned by the Work-life Balance and Wellness Sub-committee.

WiMS members celebrate Wellness Week


Thank you to all who attended our WiMS Spring Social and Mentorship Awardee Reception!

WiMS 2022

In honor of Pride Month, check out the following article in JAMA Pediatrics: Someone Like Me—The Importance of Visible Sexual and Gender Minority Health Care Professionals

Unfortunately, Women are credited less in science than men, so be sure to take credit for your work and recognize other women!

Tufts MC's Vanessa Cruz Weimann recently published a book called "Blooming" about self-care and mental health awareness.

Mayo Clinical Proceedings (9/13/22), Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Integration in Physicians During the First 2 Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chest article by WiMS Committee member, Dr. Sasha Yakhind, Breathing Under Water

NYT article (11/30/22), What It Really Takes to Breastfeed a Baby

Science article (10/13/22), Women researchers are cited less than men. Here's why—and what can be done about it.

JAMA Surgery (7/10/2019), Recognizing and Reacting to Microaggressions in Medicine and Surgery

JGIM (October 2022), Primary Care Physician Gender and Electronic Health Record Workload. Female PCPs spend 20% more time in the EHR inbasket and 22% more time on notes than do their male colleagues.

Harvard Business Review (2/11/22), Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

Dr. Debra Lerner shared Five ways to improve your work habits in the new year with Tufts Now.

Doximity Op-Med (12/16/22) Show Us Your Data: Barriers to Advocacy for Physician Mothers in Crisis

Harvard Macy Institute Blog (1/31/23), The Problem of 'Too Much on My Plate' and What to do About it. Thanks to Dr. Neha Sharma (former Tufts WiMS chair) for sharing!

Speaker: Kathryn Sarnoski, MD, "Contract Negotiation: Tips & Tricks”
March 21, 2022

Speakers: Laura Grubb, M.D., MPH and Christiane Dammann, M.D., "Demystifying the TUSM Promotions Process”
February 7, 2022

Speaker: Ellen Zane, “Leadership Pearls Part II”
1-2:30pm on 11/16/21

Speaker: Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, “Between Grit and Grace: Leading as a Woman”
6 pm to 7pm on June 2, 2021 (Zoom)

#HeForShe: Recruiting Men in the Fight for Gender Equity and Inclusion
Speaker: Dr. Michael Sinha and Dr. Stephanie Mueller
noon to 1 pm on April 12, 2021 (Zoom)

Workforce and Patient Care Disparities in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Speaker: Dr. Julie Silver
9-10 am on April 14, 2021 (Zoom)

WiMS and OWL Leadership Session with Ellen Zane, Management Pearls: Important Lessons Learned Along the Way
1-2pm on February 25, 2021 (via Zoom)

Speaker: Nupur Amin “Setting Boundaries”
December 7, 2020

Promotion Process Overview Workshop
5:30-7pm on November 30, 2020

Special Speaker: Kara Curry, MD on The Hidden Culture of Female to Female Physician Hostility  
June 9, 2020

Special Speaker: Irina Buhimschi, MD Inventorship, Patients, and Intellectual Property: Why Women in Particular Should Care 
May 18, 2020 (via Zoom)

Special Speaker: Israela Abdah Brill-Cass, Esq. 
Professional Powerhouse: Workplace Negotiation and Navigation
December 5, 2019

WiMS Mentorship Series 
Topics have included the role of peer mentorship, wellness, and work-life integration
September 7, 2016; April 23, 2018; November 7, 2019

Tufts Medical Grand Rounds. Women in Academic Medicine: Evidence Based Strategies for Equity
Dr. Laura Baecher-Lind
November 1, 2019

Annual WiMS' Pearls of Wisdom Round Table Event with Feedback from Attendees of the AAMC/HMS/AMA Leadership Conferences
March 23, 2017; March 29, 2018; August 29, 2019, July 29, 2020, September 23, 2021

Standing Up for Yourself without Knocking Others Down (aka managing challenging conversations at work and elsewhere)
Israella Brill-Cass, Boston Law Collaborative
September 26, 2016; June 11, 2019

Tufts Medical Grand Rounds. Challenges Faced by Female Physicians: A Cross-Specialty Panel Discussion
Sajani Shah, MD; Dallas Reed, MD; Deborah Blazey-Martin, MD, MPH; Karen Freund, MD, MPH; Josephine Hernandez, MD; Craig Best, MD, MPH
February 1, 2019

Dr. Paula Gutlove: Negotiating Leadership Success- Skills and Strategies
October 10, 2018

Elizabeth Goss: Career Navigation while Managing your Visa

August 2, 2018

Helen Boucher, MD: Non-linear Career Path
July 24, 2018

Margaret Roberts, PhD: Leadership and Personality
May 31, 2018

Dr. Rachel Buschbaum: Presentation Matters
May 22, 2018

Dr. Barbarajean Magnani: Highlighting Her Journey to Chair and Pathologist-in-Chief
April 5, 2018

WorkSmart Negotiation Workshop 
In collaboration with the City of Boston and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
June 20, 2016; September 15, 2016; March 7, 2017; February 27, 2018

Predicting Your Leadership Success: A Checklist to Inventory your Skills and Readiness
Deborah Saltman, MD, PhD
November 1, 2017

How to Initiate a Job Search and Prepare your CV and Cover Letter
October 5, 2017

Eradicating Microaggressions in your Workplace
Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity.
September 28, 2017

Leading Change Workshop
Maria Blanco, Ed.D, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, TUSM
August 8, 2017

Tufts Academic Promotion Workshop
June 6, 2017

Speaker: Nora Yousif, “Wealth Management”

Book Club: The Queen of All Poisons
5-6pm on December 9, 2020 

Fitness and Nutrition Presentation by Dr. Mithila Vullaganti: Maintaining our baseline and interrupting the collateral impacts of COVID-19 crisis on our health
April 30, 2020 

Mindfulness with Ashley Norwood 
June 25, 2018; July 15, 2019

Annual WiMS Week of Wellness
Various events including clothing donation, yoga, meditation, emergency kit assembly, and social luncheon.
December 5-9, 2016; December 11-15, 2017; December 10-14, 2018; December 16-20, 2019, December 7-11, 2020, December 14-17, 2021


Instructors have included Angela Caggianelli, MPH & Tracy Affonso 
May 17, 2017; November 8, 2017; Spring & Summer 2018

WiMS Family Picnic

October 9, 2017; April 28, 2018 

Work-Life Balance Workshop
Dr. Mary Ahn, UMass Medical School
August 29, 2016, December 7-9, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Carmen De Miguel, “Social Media and the Modern Scientist”
March 8, 2022

Screening & Discussion of the film "Picture a Scientist"
Screening 3/5 to 3/7 with Discussion on March 8, 2021 from noon to 1pm

Personal Branding Workshop with Christine Fiske
January 21, 2021

Women in Medicine Month Remote Trivia & Social
September 17, 2020

National Women's Physician Day Event
February 25, 2019; Feb 3, 2020

Annual Women in Medicine Month Wine Tasting and Networking Social 
June 28, 2017; September 13, 2018; September 11, 2019, September 23, 2021

Annual Women in Medicine Month Tabling Event
September 7, 2018; September 10, 2019