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See below for our latest newsletter (June 2024), feel free to leave a comment.


President

ELLEN SEELY, MD

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

eseely@BWH.HARVARD.EDU

 

Secretary-Treasurer

JINGJING KIPP, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences

DePaul University

JKIPP@depaul.edu

 

Nominating Committee

ANN E. TAYLOR, MD

taylorae@live.com

 

Program Committee

SHANNON WHIRLEDGE, PhD MSC

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Yale University School of Medicine

Shannon.Whirledge@yale.edu


Development Committee

MELANIE SCHORR HAINES, MD

Neuroendocrine Unit,

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

mshaines@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Mentoring Committee

GAYATHRI DEVI, PhD

Departments of Surgery, Pathology

Duke Cancer Institute

Duke University School of Medicine

gayathri.devi@duke.edu

 

Awards Committee

JENNIFER W. HILL, PhD

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

Dept of Obstetrics-Gynecology

U. of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences

JenniferW.Hill@utoledo.edu

 

Membership Committee

KATHERINE BACHMANN, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

kneubecker@gmail.com

 

Communications Committee

FREDERIQUE RUF ZAMOJSKI, PhD

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Frederique.Ruf-Zamojski@cshs.org





NEWSLETTER

Quarter 2 2024

 

June 14, 2024

 



Dear Women in Endocrinology Members,

 

Many of us are now recently back from ENDO 2024 in Boston where we were happy to see five women receive Endocrine Society Laureate Awards. Much of the credit for these awards is due to our Nominating Committee which annually provides nominations of outstanding women candidates to the Endocrine Society. This year, three of the five award winners were nominated by our group! We were also delighted that several of the awardees joined us at the WE Annual Meeting.

 

We enjoyed reconnecting and meeting new friends at the Women in Endocrinology (WE) Annual Meeting. There, we heard an evidence-based talk by Dr. Ashley Whillans who spoke on, "Scientific Strategies to Reclaim Time & Live a Happier and More Productive Life”.  We are now looking for a speaker for ENDO 2025 which will be in San Francisco. If you have ideas for speakers who live in the Bay Area, please let me or Shannon Whirledge know of your suggestions.

 

For a consecutive year, WE co-sponsored with the Endocrine Society,  the “Obtaining Leadership Skills and Positions” session which had an enthusiastic audience who asked many questions that made the panel very interactive.

 

I am honored to serve as WE President and want to make sure WE is responsive to your needs/goals. So, moving forward, we are very interested in understanding what WE means to YOU and what you want it to accomplish. Although there are now many women working in the area of endocrinology, some issues women continue to face are pay inequities, lack of representation in leadership roles and difficulty with work/life balance. Do these areas resonate with you? Are there other areas that WE should address? Please email me or use our website Forum to make your suggestions

 

Membership remains our main source of revenue so please be sure you have renewed your membership. You may want to consider giving a membership as a gift to your trainees (trainee membership $25.00). Such a gift can reflect your commitment to the career development of your trainee as well as introduce them to what WE has to offer.

 

Best,

Ellen
















March 2024 newsletter

President

ANN E. TAYLOR, M.D.

taylorae@live.com

 

Secretary-Treasurer

JINGJING KIPP, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences

DePaul University

JKIPP@depaul.edu

 

Nominating Committee

ANN E. TAYLOR, M.D.

taylorae@live.com

 

Program Committee

SHANNON WHIRLEDGE, Ph.D. MSC
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Yale University School of Medicine

Shannon.Whirledge@yale.edu


Development Committee

MELANIE SCHORR HAINES, MD

Neuroendocrine Unit,

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

mshaines@mgh.harvard.edu


Mentoring Committee

GAYATHRI DEVI, Ph.D.

Departments of Surgery, Pathology

Duke Cancer Institute

Duke University School of Medicine

gayathri.devi@duke.edu


Awards Committee

JENNIFER W. HILL, PhD

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

Dept of Obstetrics-Gynecology

U. of Toledo College of Medicine &

Life Sciences

JenniferW.Hill@utoledo.edu

 

Membership Committee

MABEL TORIBIO, MD

Metabolism Unit,

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

mptoribio@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Communications Committee

GERALYN MESSERLIAN, Ph.D.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Alpert Medical School at Brown University

gmesserlian@wihri.org




NEWSLETTER

Quarter 1 2024

 

 

Dear members of Women in Endocrinology,

 

We are delighted to kick off our quarterly newsletter.  This will help us keep in touch with issues, get feedback from our members, and encourage new participation.  We are actively planning several activities during The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and hope to see you there. (see below)

 

We are looking for members who would like to participate in WE Committees.  Please reach out to me or Committee Chairs if you are interested in serving.  Committee participation is a great way to learn leadership skills, network with peers, and give back to women.

 

We are starting to discuss revising the WE mission, as we now represent more than half of all endocrinologists and our needs have changed from validation to equity in pay, promotion, and work life balance.

 

I would appreciate your thoughts about how we should be involved in women’s health issues, with the shocking overturn of Roe v Wade, the Alabama Supreme court ruling that embryos should be considered children, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/02/21/us/alabama-supreme-court-embryo-ruling.htmland, and the appalling recent rise in maternal mortality https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/maternal-mortality/2021/maternal-mortality-rates-2021.htm.  

 

Take a look at American Women in Science (AWIS).  I’ve been extremely impressed by their data based reports about all women in science  https://awis.org.  As a member ($150/yr) I get weekly useful news briefs.

 

Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to Peer Mentoring.  We all should now have women colleagues and we can each help each other. 

This newsletter will be posted on our website, and we will create a Forum that you can use to comment and post your own responses and content.

 

Best,

Ann

COMMITTEE REPORTS


NOMINATING COMMITTEE submitted 13 nominations for Laureate awards by the Jan 20 deadline.  I am very proud of the work this committee did to identify new candidates and submit a large number of packages. We are always looking for new candidates to nominate so please let me know of ANY ideas. 

 

The PROGRAM COMMITTEE is pleased to announce that our Women in Endocrinology Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday June 1, 2024, from 6:45pm to 10:00pm at the Boston Convention Center.  Our keynote speaker for the meeting, Dr. Ashley Whillans will be providing a presentation entitled, "Scientific Strategies to Reclaim Time & Live a Happier and More Productive Life." We look forward to seeing many of you there and recognizing this year's Women in Endocrinology Awardees.

 

The DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE has increased in membership and plans to increase sponsorship of the Women in Endocrinology annual meeting so that WE can continue to deliver an excellent program.

 

The MENTORING COMMITTEE is excited to announce the Professional Development Series session co-sponsored by Women in Endocrinology at ENDO 2024 on Monday, June 3, at 4:30- 6:00 PM on Obtaining Leadership Skills and Positions. In addition, the Mentoring Committee is looking for trainee members to serve. If you are interested in joining, please send your LOI and biosketch to gayathri.devi@duke.edu.

 

The AWARDS COMMITTEE is well into evaluating the excellent submissions for this year's Mentoring and Young Investigator awards. We hope to notify awardees by April 1st. Please note that we are still accepting nominations for the Agnes Schonbrunn Award for Distinguished Service. Nominations are due by April 1st. Further details can be found here: https://wie.wildapricot.org/Agnes-Schonbrunn-Award-for-Distinguished-Service

 

The MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE has been overseeing membership renewals at the end of last year/ start of this year along with approval of new WE memberships. Our committee also has been handling any inquires to WE via our organization’s primary contact email address (WIE@wildprict.org). Please feel free to reach out with any questions! We have also been providing email updates to our membership regarding our organization’s activities.

 

The COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE has updated the WE website with this year's leaders and added photos! Log on to get to know the team! Feel free to send corrections or missing headshots to gmesserlian@wihri.org.  We also welcome professional news from our members for posting! Share career milestones or general news about professional development for committee consideration. Be sure to join us on twitter as well @Women_in_Endo!


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