The Spotlight on Women in Medicine & Science, or SWIMS, is an annual symposium that highlights the research and careers of women faculty members from Washington University School of Medicine. The event, open to the entire Wash U community, will be held September 7, 2017, in the EPNEC Seminar Room B, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Victoria Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Jennifer Lodge, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Molecular Microbiology, will co-chair the symposium.
A closing discussion panel with the speakers (2:30 – 3:00 pm) will focus on career advice and the unique challenges women face in academic medicine.
Jacqueline Payton, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology; 1:00-1:30 pm; Epigenetic discoveries drive precision medicine approaches for lymphoma
Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases; 1:30-2:00 pm; Sweet success: targeting metabolism to diagnose and treat malaria
Phyllis Hanson, MD, PhD, Gerty T.Cori Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology; 2:30-3:00 pm; Moving around the cell: travels in membrane trafficking
The symposium is presented by the WUSM Office of Faculty Affairs, WUSM Department of Pediatrics Office of Faculty Development & Department of Medicine Office of Faculty Development.