The mission is to provide:
– Advocacy on behalf of the women faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
– Opportunities for professional development for women faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
– Networking among the women faculty, as well as with the leaders in academic science and medicine within and outside the institution.
2017 Women Faculty Forum Spring Seminar and Excellence Awards Presentation
Excellence Award Recipients
Now Accepting Nominations for 2018!
Women Faculty Forum Excellence Awards
The Women Faculty Forum’s Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions made by women faculty at UTHealth in research, education, and/or clinical service.
Criteria used to select the award recipients is listed below.
Educational activities – Student and peer evaluations, innovation and development of teaching tools and courses, published works in teaching and mentoring activities
Research activities – Peer recognition, productivity and publications, competitive external grants, innovation
Clinical activities – outstanding contributions to patient care, promotion of clinical knowledge, leadership in medicine, local, nation and international recognition, leadership in clinical improvements, professionalism, excellence in practice management
Three awards will be given each year:
One to a senior (rank of Associate Professor or higher) research faculty member
One to a senior (rank of Associate Professor or higher) clinical faculty member
One to a rising star (open discipline)
To apply for the Excellence Award, please send the information listed below to Zoie Castellanos at Zoie.Castellanos@uth.tmc.edu or MSB G.420.
- Current CV
- Nomination or cover letter, including a statement of accomplishments
- Two letters of support (One should come from within UTHealth and the second may be an outside letter)
Self-nominations are encouraged.
Completed nomination packets are due March 16, 2018
Connect With Us!
Join our Facebook group here to stay connected with Women Faculty Forum and upcoming events.
March 22, 2018 – WFF Spring Seminar
This event will feature a brief talk by Dr. Carolyn Meltzer, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Radiology at Emory University. Her talk will cover her experiences and accomplishments as a woman working in science.
Running Uphill: Women in Science and Medicine
April 4, 2018 – Spring Career Roundtable
This event is aimed at assisting women faculty, particularly those early in their careers, navigate the waters of an academic career.
- Managing Everyday Sexism – Dr. Margaret McNeese and Deana Moylan
- How to Self-Promote – Dr. Amber Luong
- Building Mentor/Mentee Relationships – Dr. Michelle Barratt
Opportunities for Career Development
Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar – AAMC
Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar – AAMC
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, ELAM Fellowship Year – ELAM
Chairs and Council
|Danielle A. Garsin, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
|Deepa Iyengar, M.D.
Department of Family & Community Medicine
|Suur Biliciler, M.D.
Department of Neurology
|Catherine Denicourt, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
|Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
|Amber Luong, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
|Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
|Susan E. Pacheco, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics (Pulmonary)
|Jerrie S. Refuerzo, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
|Latifa Sanhaji, M.D.
Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging