June 12, 2019

UAB Medicine launches Women in Medicine and Science monthly mailer

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Screen Shot 2019 06 12 at 10.27.34 AMDear Colleagues,

It is with great excitement that we announce a new upcoming mailing featuring resources for women faculty and staff.

As we press forward in our ongoing endeavor to ensure UAB Medicine carries the banner of excellence into the future with courage and dedication, it’s important that we occasionally pause and acknowledge areas for growth, embrace strong new initiatives, and promote the contributions made by our diverse group of professionals.

Tremendous gains have been made on a national and global scale toward gender equity, but national studies show that women still face greater barriers in employment, pay, advancement, and mentorship than do their male counterparts. Here at UAB, we have engaged in meaningful and broad-ranging initiatives to recognize our women colleagues on the UAB team for their valued and crucial contributions to our work and mission. In an institution of UAB’s size, however, it is easy to miss opportunities for networking, mentorship, and sponsorship. Although we are fortunate to have a resilient and robust infrastructure of groups and initiatives for the women of UAB Medicine, it is important for us to continue to work to raise awareness of these opportunities.

For these reasons, we are delighted to announce we are launching a new monthly mailing: UAB Women in Medicine and Science. This short digital publication will highlight recent and upcoming events and opportunities, and include regular profiles of our exceptional staff, faculty, and students. To sign up for the mailer, please click here and complete the form. 

If you have a group you would like featured or an upcoming event, please send an email to lauracoulter@uabmc.edu. We look forward to continuing on this exciting journey with you.

Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS
Senior Vice President for Medicine
Dean, School of Medicine

William Ferniany, Ph.D. 
CEO, UAB Health System 

Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH
Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion