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 2023 Fall Retreat

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Mayo Auditorium (Mayo 4-200)

Topic: Building and Sustaining Science Teams Purposefully 

Note: This will be an in-person presentation


Our keynote presentation, brought by L. Michelle Bennett, PhD., will be focused on the need to design teams with intent and purpose. We will hear about the power of groups that come together to solve complex problems and how the team can excel by working together based off of the team dynamics. Breakout sessions may include topics such as: Developing Trust & Psychological Safety in Science Teams, Shared Team Vision for Research & Relationships, Mindset Matters: Steps You Can Take to Create a Shared Team Mindset, Collaboration Agreement: Developing Expectations with the Team, and Successfully Managing Conflict: Intervene Early, Directly, and Compassionately.

Register here!


12:00-12:20 Arrival and networking

12:20-12:30 CWIMS introduction

12:30-2:00 Keynote speech, followed by questions and discussion

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:45 First breakout session

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Second breakout session

3:30-4:00 Closing and networking

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


Questions & Information