Women in Science & Medicine

Mission Statement: To inspire, encourage, and enable women in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) to achieve their personal and professional goals as developing physician scientists through open discussion of potential career obstacles and interaction with successful female role models.

The MSTP Women in Science and Medicine Group, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs, co-sponsors research seminar presentations by invited external women physician scientists. Opportunities are provided for MSTP students to meet with these invited speakers.  The Group also  hosts social gatherings for women MSTP students and University of Minnesota faculty to engage in discussions focused on career development, mentoring, and leadership. These meetings foster relationships between students and female role models in the scientific and medical communities.

2019-2020 schedule

Catherine Wu, MD 
Professor, Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Clinical specialty: Medical Oncology
"Driving T cells into tumors: a role for personal cancer vaccines"
Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Hosts: Bruce Blazar, MD and Yoji Shimizu, PhD

Jennifer Long, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor In-Residence, Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles
Research focus: Tissue engineering, vocal fold scarring, stem cell therapies, extracellular matrix, mechanism of voice production
Clinical specialty: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck
"Restoring Voice: Regenerative Medicine for the Injured Vocal Cord"
Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series
Monday, March 2, 2020
Room 2-101 NHH


B681 Mayo Building, MMC 293
420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email: mdphd@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-3680 | Fax: 612-626-5994