Women in Academic Medicine: Choosing Leadership
The Wayne State University School of Medicine Women in Medicine and Science Group (WIMS) welcomes all members of our community to join us for a Special Interactive Discussion - "Women in Academic Medicine: Choosing Leadership"
Women and men in academic medicine enter and graduate medical school in similar proportions since 2003. However, women leadership roles vary in number, types, and position with much less representation in areas of clinical affairs and research. Attendees will be able to identify systemic and personal barriers so that they may embrace leadership opportunities when they arise. Learning to do both will lead to a culture change, ultimately, achieving gender equity in leadership within academic medicine.
Elisabeth Heath, MD FACP, Associate Center Director of Translational Sciences, Hartmann Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research, Professor of Oncology and Medicine, Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Team Leader, Director, Prostate Cancer Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dr. Heath is a member of the Journal of Oncology Editorial Board as well as a member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Research Awards Review Committees and Department of Defense prostate and bladder cancer study section. She has served as president of the KCI Medical Executive Committee, has served as member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and is currently on the board of directors of the state- sponsored Michigan Cancer Consortium. Dr. Heath, a recipient of numerous awards is a dedicated clinician-scientist, researcher, and teacher at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC and completed her medical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.