Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC)


WISMAC is a UT Southwestern Medical Center institutional standing committee composed of appointed representatives of the faculty, administration, fellows, and student body. WISMAC provides advice and initiatives on issues related to women in science and medicine, with the ultimate goal to improve UT Southwestern for everyone. We are supported by the Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Our Mission

The mission of WISMAC is to promote, support, and advocate for the advancement of women in science and medicine at UT Southwestern.

The primary objectives are to:

  • Enhance the visibility and recognition of women in science and medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Create a collegial and supportive environment through promoting initiatives that support faculty career advancement
  • Provide inspiration and career guidance to the next generation of women in science and medicine
WISMAC Members
WISMAC members are pictured with Olivera J. Finn, Ph.D., (sitting, fourth from left) who was the 2017–2018 honoree of Southwestern Medical Foundation’s Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship Honoring Women in Science and Medicine.
Poster session
In conjunction with the 2017-2018 Ida Green Visiting Professorship, WISMAC introduced the Inaugural Celebration of Women in Science and Medicine Poster Session. Over 100 posters from residents, postdocs, and junior faculty were submitted.

Travel Award Winners for the Women in Science & Medicine Poster Session