Programs & Events
Women Faculty Programs offers a wide range of programming to support the advancement and leadership of women in cancer research and cancer medicine. Targeted to specific subgroups of women faculty, programs on career development and mentoring are designed to:
- Build competencies for leadership
- Develop skills in negotiation and navigating institutional relationships
- Prepare for promotion and tenure
- Facilitate opportunities for networking and mentoring
Increasing the visibility of all women physicians and scientists is one of the key strategic goals of the Department of Women Faculty Programs:
- Women Leading the Way Lecture Series – brings high profile women scientists and physicians to present institution-wide scientific and women-in-science lectures
- Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award (established by WFP) –recognizes an individual, woman or man, who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in cancer medicine and science
Women Leading the Way Lecture Series
October 24, 2012: Deborah Dunsire, M.D.
President and CEO
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
"Aspiring to Cure Cancer: Building the Foundation through Partnership"
September 26, 2011:
Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Epidemiologist, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute
"Economic Burden of Cancer in the U.S.: Challenges and Opportunities"
April 11, 2011: Nancy Chang, Ph.D.
Chairman and Senior Managing Director for Asia, OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management
"My Story, The Tanox Story"
September 8, 2010: Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, M.D., FACP
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Associate Dean for Global Health
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health
The University of Chicago Medical Center
"Epigenetics and Breast Cancer"
September 22, 2009:
Karen Antman, M.D
Dean of Boston University
School of Medicine
“You've Come a Long Way Baby - What's Next?”
May 12, 2009: Nancy Davidson, M.D.
Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute UPMC Cancer Centers
“The Road to Cancer Center Director: Challenges and Opportunities”
September 9, 2008: Virginia Valian, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
Co-director of the Gender Equity Project at Hunter College, NY
“Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women in Medicine”
Rising to the Biotech Challenge
Friday, October 25, 2013
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
RSVP to Devra Singer
- Showcase women who are leaders in biotechnology and related industries
- Describe the MDACC process, dynamics and skills needed by academic healthcare professionals to work with industry
- Align with President DePinho’s Moon Shots’ paradigm: A game-changing collaboration of academia and industry