We support and facilitate leadership and professional development opportunities to achieve gender equity, diversity, and inclusion. 


We aim to create supportive institutional collaborations and infrastructures to ensure gender equity now and in the future.

Current Events

CWIMS, in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Medicine, is hosting our first ever Story Slam! Join us for an exciting evening of in-person storytelling and fellowship with our medical school community at this event! Our theme for the evening is "Sharing Our Stories: Perspectives on Women in Medicine & Science". Men and gender-diverse individuals are very welcome to attend and encouraged to share their stories as well.

Register here to indicate your attendance. Please RSVP by May 12th, 2024. Want to share your story at the event? Submit your story here by Monday April 29th.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 6pm-8pm

Place: Surly Brewing, Scheid Hall, 520 Malcolm St SE, Minneapolis MN 55414

CWIMS is pleased to announce our Mid-Career Summit. This half day event is intended to review and identify solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in academic medicine and science at mid-career. Target audience is Associate Professor or early Professor level faculty within the medical school from basic science or clinical departments from all academic tracks. Faculty of all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend and contribute.

Monday, June 17, 2024

ABC Conference Room, Campus Club

Coffman Memorial Union 12-5pm

CWIMS Contact

Dr. Michelle Rheault, MD
Director, Center for Women In Medicine and Science 
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
Division Director and Faculty Member, Pediatric Nephrology 
Vanessa Hemmingsen


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