Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM)

The 5th Annual Awards Breakfast is Friday, May 13th

For more information about the event, email

Women helping other women move forward

Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) is a program initiated by Betty Diamond, MD, in an effort to advance the career opportunities and career satisfaction of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. AWSM is comprised of a group of Feinstein Institute female faculty members who lead programs in basic, translational and clinical research in a wide variety of areas. They research and make discoveries in autoimmune diseases, like lupus and arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, genetics, stem cell, spinal cord injury, hearing disorders, kidney disease and injury, heart disease, HIV, disorders of pregnancy, and neurological disorders.

The core initiatives of AWSM are in the following areas:

  • Career development
  • Recognition
  • Advocacy and education
  • Networking and mentoring


For more information, please contact:

AWSM President
Dr. Nadeen Chahine
Associate Investigator
(516) 562-2574

AWSM Vice President
Dr. Anne Davidson
(516) 562-3840