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KU WOMEN in MEDICINE & SCIENCE (WIMS) Organization

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Congratulations to Dr. Julie Wei, MD on sharing her career epiphany about how children's diet and dietary habits may impact their health in her book, A Healthier Wei - Reclaiming Health for Your Misdiagnosed and Overmedicated Child. The book will be available in print late November 2012.

The book will be available for order online at www.ahealthierwei.com.

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The KU WIMS organization is committed to serve all faculty and trainees from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions. Our mission is focused on advancing the careers of women in the fields of medicine and science through development of mentoring, networking, and faculty retention.  We believe that highest faculty retention can only be achieved through faculty who are highly satisfied and successful with their careers. Our infrastructure includes an Executive Council and Program, Recognition, and Mentoring committees, all comprised of member representatives from the 3 schools on campus. We provide programs for professional career development, educational seminars, presentations on physical and mental health-related topics, and social events.

Our organization offers financial support to attend AAMC Early and Mid-Career Professional Development Seminars, as well as Awards and Recognition for Teaching/Research/Leadership. With the guidance and support of our Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine in Science, KU WIMS is committed to focus on helping women faculty achieve promotion of their academic rank and career longevity at KUMC.  The KU WIMS organization collaborates with KU Endowment, KU Auxiliary, KU Alumni Association, and others in the Kansas City area and supports activities related to increasing visibility of our faculty as well as educational opportunities for our community.   Please get to know us, we are here for you.

Top 10 BENEFITS to those who Participate

  1. Career Resource Opportunities
  2. Networking Events and Activities
  3. Mentoring Program
  4. Membership Directory
  5. Chapter & National Awards & Recognition Programs
  6. Educational Seminars and Conferences
  7. Extensive Website for Women in Medicine & Science Interests
  8. Annual WIMS Focused Professional Development Conference
  9. Social Events
  10. Individual support from our community of women faculty colleagues regarding personal concerns, family life, professional questions, burnout and other issues not covered in formal meetings or mentoring program

The Women in Medicine and Science organization maintains an affiliation with the American Association of Medical College’s (AAMC) GWIMS and the Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM). Our GWIMS representative is Susan K. Pingleton, MD, FACP, Master Fellow, ACCP, Joy McCann Professor  of Women in Medicine and Science, Director, Quality and Professional Development, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine and 2010-11 KU School of Medicine Promotion & Tenure Committee Chair

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