AHC Duluth Women's Mentoring Program

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The goals of the AHC Duluth Women's Mentoring Program are:

  • To promote a supportive and positive environment for the career development of women faculty in Medical School, Duluth campus and College of Pharmacy Duluth
  • To assist participants in career development and achieving balance between career and personal life 
  • Provide opportunities to learn new skills, exchange ideas and advice, network, and problem solve. 

Regularly scheduled events over lunch address topics requested by women faculty and provide an opportunity for networking and sharing research initiatives and ideas. Programs may involve discussions with guest scientific speakers, panels or skill development workshops and are open to all who are interested.  Past programs have included strategies for time management, graceful self-promotion, and being a productive writer. 

Steering Committee:
Barbara Elliott, PhD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Jean Regal, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Melissa Walls, PhD, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences


For additional information on the AHC Duluth Women’s Mentoring Program contact:
Jean F. Regal, PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Medical School Duluth
jregal@d.umn.edu

2016/2017 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place from noon-1:00 pm in Room 165 Medical School Duluth.

September 6, 2016
Welcome New Women Faculty
Welcome new faculty and help them connect in Medical School and College of Pharmacy Duluth

September 28, 2016
Dr. Jenifer Coburn
Medical College of Wisconsin
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/CIDR/Members/JeniferCoburn.htm
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

October 5, 2016
Dr. Christine Sorkness
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/284/SORKNESS_CHRISTINE_A
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

October 19, 2016
Dr. Emilyn Alejandro
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://www.physiology.umn.edu/research/alejandro-lab
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

November 2, 2016
Dr. Laurie Parker
University of Minnesota
Website:  http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/laurie-parker
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

November 16, 2016
Dr. Sara Van Driest
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Website: http://pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu/directory/profile/sara-lynn-vandriest.4777?show=V
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

December 7, 2016
Dr. Barbara Burleigh
Harvard School of Public Health
Website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/barbara-burleigh/
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

February 1, 2017
Dr. Rebekah Pratt 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://familymedicine.umn.edu/bio/familymed/rebekah-pratt
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

February 8, 2017
Dr. Tiffany Beckman 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
February 15, 2017
Dr. Donna Havens 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Website: http://nursing.unc.edu/people/donna-s-havens/
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
April 12, 2017
Dr. Wylie Burke
University of Washington
Website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/Biographies/Burke_Wylie.html
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
May 10, 2017
Dr. Catherine Jordan
University of Minnesota
Website: http://academyofces.org/academy-members/2014-inductees/cathy-jordan
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career

 

2015/2016 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place from noon-1:00 pm in Room 165 Medical School Duluth.

October 14, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Allen
University of Minnesota
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
October 28, 2015
Dr. Vicki Ellingrod
University of Michigan
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
November 9, 2015
Collaborations and Networking:  Importance in Promotion, Recognition and Productivity.  
Group Discussion with Background Presentation by Jean Regal and Examples by Janet Fitzakerley.
 
December 2, 2015
Dr. Mary Stenzel-Poore
Oregon Health & Science University
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
December 16, 2015
Dr. Nancy Schoenberg
University of Kentucky
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Caree
 
February 25, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Ferucci
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
March 23, 2016
Dr. Jill Siegfried
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
Website:  Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
April 20, 2016
Dr. Carlie LaLone 
US Environmental Protection Agency 
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
May 11, 2016
Dr. Melanie Graham 
University of Minnesota
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 
May 25, 2016
Dr. Polly Fordyce 
Stanford University
Website: Bio page link
Lunch Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Career
 

Selected Past Programs

Seminars and Programs

  • Helen Moore, Ph.D., Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "ADVANCing Women in the Sciences: Interrogating the Gendered Academy"
  • Discussion Topic-Priorities:How to decide what to do, and when; summary of article by J Regal and discussion
  • Jenn Sheridan, Ph.D., "More Women in Science: The Institutional Challenge"
  • Dr. Janet Bickel:"You are the CEO of your own career"
  • Dr. Elizabeth Lord, Vice Provost, University of California Riverside, and Dr. Ruth Shaw, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Closing the Gap: Gender Issues in Academic Science, University of Minnesota Duluth. Co-sponsored with the Commission on Women and the Department of Biology
  • Dr. Barbara Baird, Cornell University, "Promoting women scientists in science, engineering and the health sciences"
  • Dr. Alice Larson and Dr. Caroline Hayes, University of Minnesota, "Discussion of the Women's Faculty Cabinet on the Twin Cities campus"
  • Discussion topic: Presentation by Jean Regal of the new NIH Biosketch format required June 2015 and discussion of strategies for effective presentation of accomplishments
  • Dr. Jennifer Schultz, Associate Professor of Economics, UMD, Research in health economics and policy, Candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives District 7A, "Discussion of our needs and the vision for Medical School Duluth and College of Pharmacy Duluth"

Strategies for a Successful Career:  Discussions with visiting scientists

  • Dr. Anne Kenworthy, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Robin Wright, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Edie Goldsmith, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Dr. Anja Bielinsky, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Besty Seaquist, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Camara Jones, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Dr. Monika Fleshner, University of Colorado