Women Faculty Programs
With leadership and faculty, cultivating an inclusive culture
where women physicians and scientists choose to be.
Women Faculty Programs is committed to recruiting, advancing and retaining a diverse faculty of women by:
- Ensuring that policies do not inadvertently disadvantage women
- Creating a better work-life environment
- Nominating women faculty for prizes and awards
- Increasing number of women leaders
- Providing career development and mentoring programs
- Reviewing faculty salaries annually
- Hosting women physicians and scientists to give scientific and women-in-science talks
- Promoting institution-wide gender-balanced participation
- Reviewing status of women faculty annually
Woman Leading the Way
Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO, was elected chair of Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Steering Committee at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is the 2014 recipient of The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award by The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR). More
Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D.
chair and professor of Genetics
Dr. Lozano has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies in recognition of her contributions to medical science and health care. More
Ritsuko Komaki, M.D.
professor of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Komaki was inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to the advancement of women and improved quality of life for Houstonians.
Kai Cao, M.D.
professor of Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Cao was elected the Bone Marrow Transplantation Councilor of the Texas Transplantation Society at its 2014 meeting in San Antonio, Texas. More
Valerae Lewis, M.D.
chair ad interim and professor of Orthopaedic Oncology
Dr. Lewis has been appointed chair ad interim of Orthopaedic Oncology, a new academic department in the Surgery division.
Diane Bodurka, M.D.
vice president of Medical Education & professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Bodurka was accepted as a Fellow in the 2014-2015 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.
Joya Chandra, Ph.D.
associate professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Chandra received the 2014 Texas Business Women's Award.
Bonnie Glisson, M.D.
professor of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
Dr. Glisson received the 2014 Texas Business Women's Award.
Sponsors for Women
Dr. Travis’ response to The New York Times article, She’s (Rarely) the Boss, was published online in the Letters to the Editor section on February 4, 2013. Click here to read Sponsors for Women.
Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Legends and Legacies” features the inspirational stories of 26 accomplished women physicians and women scientists on the faculty of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More.
The 2012 AAMC-GWIMS Leadership Development Award
MD Anderson’s Women Faculty Programs received The 2012 Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Leadership Development Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The award was presented to Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO, associate vice president of Women Faculty Programs, at the AAMC Annual Meeting on November 6, 2012.
Since the first award in 1995, this prestigious award has recognized the contributions of more than 30 individuals and organizations for advancing women leaders in academic medicine. MD Anderson’s Women Faculty Programs was elected as the 2012 organizational recipient for its commitment to advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science. Read Dr. Travis’ acceptance remarks.
Sponsorship: A Path to the Academic Medicine C-suite for Women Faculty?
Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., Leilani Doty, Ph.D., and Deborah L. Helitzer, Sc.D.
Academic Medicine. 2013;88(10):1414-1417