Past OWC Events
2013 Teaching Back Symposium
Female faculty members who have attended national professional development conferences presented a panel presentation format so others couljd learn from their experiences.
Demystifying the Promotion and Tenure Process
Nearly 300 faculty members addended the 2012 Promotion and Tenure Symposium featuring Peter Igarashi, M.D. View the presentation and other related materials:
- "The Promotion and Tenure Process at UT Southwestern"
- 2012-2013 P&T Workshop Schedule
- Promotion Timeline
- Who Is Citing Your Articles?
- Managing Your Author Profile
- Watch the Presentation (video)
2012 Fall Female Faculty Reception
OWC collaborated with the Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) to host a reception to welcome new female faculty to UT Southwestern Medical Center and for networking of current faculty and postdoctoral fellows. The reception and presentation took place in the A.W. Harris Faculty-Alumni Center (Faculty Club) on October 11.
2012 New Faculty Research Forum
The 2012 New Faculty Research Forum, held September 12 in the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium, featured the work of 14 faculty members who are new to UT Southwestern. Read about the featured speakers and their presentations.
Summer 2012 Focus Group Discussions
OWC held eight focus group discussions with women faculty in all academic tracks and ranks to brainstorm ideas for promoting career advancement and improving work-life balance. Most frequently discussed topics include career development, leadership and negotiation workshops, mentoring programs, child care, and work-life balance.
Dr. Yin has also met with groups of medical students and MSTP students as well as individual faculty members. Based on these discussions, OWC has developed strategic approaches to address some of these issues in collaboration with FDD and other groups.
Mentoring Series for Female Graduate Students and Postdocs
Since 2011 FDD and WISMAC have co-sponsored a monthly lunch series featuring female faculty role models. The speakers share personal stories about their career paths, and provide insight on a broad range of topics such as transitioning from postdoc to independent investigator and balancing family and career obligations. Past participants included Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., Melanie Cobb, Ph.D., Beth Levine, M.D., and Sandra Schmid, Ph.D. This series will be offered jointly again by OWC and WISMAC in 2012–2013. UT Southwestern faculty can read more at MyUTSW.
2012 Teaching Back Symposium
This was the kickoff event for the newly formed OWC. Three faculty women, who FDD sponsored to attend the AAMC Career Development Seminars in 2011, highlighted what they learned in short presentations and answered questions from the audience. Helen Yin, Ph.D., moderated the panel discussion. The panelists included: Alice Chang, M.D., M.Sc., Margaret Schwarz, M.D., and Shawna Nesbitt, M.D., M.Sc.
2011 Fall Female Faculty and Postdoc Reception
FDD collaborated with WISMAC to host a reception and panel discussion on “The Leaky Pipeline” in health sciences and medicine nationally and at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The panel discussion was moderated by Alice Chang, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine. Panelists included: Byron Cryer, M.D., Alison Dobbie, M.D., Joan Schiller, M.D., Robin Jarrett, Ph.D., Carol Tamminga, M.D., and Helen Yin, Ph.D.