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Vision Statement

We shall be the #1 destination for women physicians and scientists in cancer treatment and research in support of MD Anderson’s vision to be the premier cancer center in the world.

Mission Statement

Be the model for cancer centers in the effective recruitment, retention and advancement of a diverse faculty of women by creating an institutional culture where women physicians and scientists choose to be.

Department of Women Faculty Programs, established in Nov 2006, is led by Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., the associate vice president of Women Faculty Programs.

Reporting directly to the Provost’s Office, the Department collaborates and partners with other institutional leaders to recruit, promote and retain women faculty. Women Faculty Programs operates strategically around the following goals:

Women Faculty Programs strategic goals

Contact Us

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Women Faculty Programs, Unit 1413
P.O. Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402

Phone: 713-563-9497
Fax: 713-745-9890

Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President

Barnitra Robinson, M.Ed.L.
Executive Assistant

Susan Peterson, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Director

Abby Mitchell, M.B.A.
Project Director

Renée Wharton, Ed.D.
Project Director

Mugé Simsek, M.B.A.
Sr. Metrics Analyst

Devra Singer
Senior Administrative Assistant


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