Hebl headlines Women and Girls in Science Symposium Feb. 8

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, PhD - International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium Keynote Speaker
Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, PhD

The McGovern Medical School Women Faculty Forum will host the sixth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium from 4-5:30 p.m., Feb. 8 in the Memorial Hermann Conference Center.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established by the United Nations in 2015 and is recognized around the world. The event provides an opportunity for health care professionals and trainees to celebrate successful women in academia.

The 2024 keynote speaker is Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, PhD, Martha & Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice University. Hebl is an applied psychologist who is interested in the ways in which psychological phenomena can be applied to industries and organizations. Her research specifically focuses on workplace discrimination and the barriers stigmatized individuals face in social interactions, the hiring process, business settings, and the medical community.

Hebl has won numerous honors and awards throughout her career, including the Cherry Professor of the Year Award in 2016, the George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit in 2015, and the 2014 Sage Award for Scholarly Contributions from the Academy of Management for her lifetime research on gender and diversity in organizations.

The symposium will also highlight a pair of accomplished McGovern Medical School faculty, including Sandra McKay, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Carmen Dessauer, PhD, professor and chair ad interim in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology.

To register for the event click here. For more information, contact wff@uth.tmc.edu.