Advancing Women in Science and Medicine

Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) was created 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, neurological disorders, and other diseases.

List of Speakers from past Lectures:

2016 – Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences at University of California, Berkeley
“CRISPR Biology and the Future of Genome Engineering”

2015 – Cori Bargmann, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor,
Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, The Rockefeller University
“Genetic Regulation of Motivational States”

2014 – Elizabeth Gould, PhD
Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University
“Structural plasticity in the adult mammalian brain”

2013 – Laurie Glimcher, MD
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss dean and professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and provost for Medical Affairs at Cornell University
“The XBP1 ER Stress Sensor in Disease”

2012 – Anne Young, MD, PhD
Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital
“34 Years in Academic Medicine”

2011 – Gail Golden, MBA, PhD
Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC
“Advancing Careers and Achieving Full Potential”