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Women in Medicine and Science

The membership of Women in Medicine and Science at Saint Louis University (WIMS) includes all female members of the faculty in the School of Medicine, plus male faculty colleagues interested in issues related to the professional growth and advancement of women in academic medicine.

Membership is open to all full-time and adjunct faculty members. Activities and subcommittees are open to all persons interested in becoming involved in our organization and its mission.

Mission Statement

To advance the professional and personal success of the women of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. 

Women in Medicine and Science Bylaws

WIMS Steering Committee

Jane McHowat - WIMS Steering Committee Chair, Pathology

Denise Hooks-Anderson - Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Family Med
Katie Heiden-Rootes - Faculty Fellow for Equity Issues, Family Med
Lisa Israel - Office of Professional Oversight
Jane McHowat - Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Julie Gammack - Office of Graduate Medical Education, Internal Medicine

AMWA Medical Student Leads
Courtney Halverson
Kathleen Xu
Ritika Jain
Sonia Jolley

Faculty Members
Aline Tanios, Pediatrics - Mentoring Subcommittee Chair
Chris Jacobs, Family and Community Medicine
Cindy Bitter, Surgery
Eran Chen, Dermatology
Farzana Hoque, Internal Medicine
Grace Montenegro, Surgery
Heidi Sallee, Pediatrics - Programming Subcommittee Chair
Jennifer Aleshire, Pediatrics
Kara Christopher, Neurology
Krista Lentine, Internal Medicine
Megan Ferber, Family Medicine - Mentoring Subcommittee
Molly Rozier Chen, Pediatrics
Nandini Calamur, Pediatrics - Programming Subcommittee
Nicole Xynos, Obstet., Gyn. and Women's Health - Programming Subcommittee
Rebecca Petersen, Pediatrics
Sue Heaney, Pediatrics
Tina Chen, Surgery - Mentoring Subcommittee

Meeting Minutes

June 2021
May 2021
April 2021

March 2021
February 2021



Wellness for Women through Inclusion and Equity
Passcode: 5+E8su2p

Susan Thompson Hingle, M.D. - May 17, 2021

From the Faculty's Mouth: An Overview of the Faculty's Perceptions of COVID-19 Institutional Changes
Cindy Bitter, M.D. and Megan Ferber, Ph.D. - May 13, 2021

Establishment of an Office of Professional Oversight at Saint Louis University School of Medicine: A Deeper Dive Into Utilization and Themes Present 
Lisa Israel and Jane McHowat, Ph.D. - April 21, 2021

Nutrition for a Stressed Day
Abigail Frech, R.D.N., L.D.N. - Feb. 26, 2021

2020 SWIMS (Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science)
Passcode: 9eRKL%K9 
Alicia Monroe, M.D. - Sept. 16, 2020

A History of Women in Medicine
Marc Bernstein, M.D. - Jan. 23, 2020

Management Styles Based on Personality Type
Gina Yosten, Ph.D. -  June 7, 2019


Establishing a Mentoring Culture within the Department: The Role of the Chair
A Pilot Program for Academic Advancement of Female Medical Faculty
Functional Mentoring: A Practical Approach With Multilevel Outcomes

Gender Equity
2017 Saint Louis University Gender Equity Task Force Report