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.

2018-2019 schedule

Pamela Munster, MD 
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit
Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program
University of California – San Francisco
Research focus: first-in-human early phase clinical trials of novel compounds and alternative strategies for the treatment and prevention of cancer
Clinical specialty: hematology/oncology
Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Host: Natalia Tretyakova, PhD

Alessandra Pernis, MD 
Peter Jay Sharp Chair, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Research focus: molecular mechanisms of T cell dysfunction in autoimmunity
Clinical specialty: rheumatology
Center for Immunology Special Seminar
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Host: Dan Mueller, MD

Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD 
Professor in Neurology
Duke University
Research focus: synaptic and cellular function of the basal ganglia
Clinical specialty: neurology, movement disorders
Neuroscience seminar series
Friday, March 8, 2019
Host: Patrick Rothwell, PhD

Diane Simeone, MD
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Surgery and Pathology
New York University
Research focus: molecular mechanisms driving pancreatic metastasis and the development of novel, more effective therapeutic strategies to treat pancreatic cancer patients
Clinical specialty: Pancreatic cancer
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Host: Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD


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