Committee on Women at School of Medicine
About the committee
Faculty and staff members serve a three-year staggered term, while graduate and medical students serve a one-year term.
Nikki Campbell, MD
Rachel Hall, MD
Lucia Pirisi-Creek, MD
Lisa Spiryda, MD, Ph.D.
October 2008 – October was the First meeting of the new members of the Committee on Women. The Dean of the School of Medicine asked that the Committee be reconstituted and begin working. Some of the issues the Committee first discussed were items that had been started previously and why they were successful or unsuccessful. The members decided that since this would be a short year it would be best to pursue some presentations/discussions of interest to women and to make the Committee more visible.
November 2008 – The Committee decided on topics of interest for the “Bag Lunch” presentations: Advancement of Women in Medicine – A panel discussion by the female chairs of the SOM; Medicine and Family – a discussion of issues regarding stress, when to start a family, juggling responsibilities; other topics for “Bag Lunch” presentations – dual careers, time management and professionalism. The Committee also discussed the possibility of setting up a Mentorship program involving matching faculty with students and faculty with faculty. The last project to be discussed is re-establishing a Committee on Women Website.
January 2009 – Dean DiPette was our special guest at this meeting. The Dean asked the Committee to take on a Leadership role and be his eyes and ears on concerns and issues affecting women at the School. Some of the Dean’s issues he would like to the Committee to pursue include: Diversity both in students and faculty, tenure/promotion in regards to gender, faculty development, mentorship, and feedback on current policies and procedures concerning women. Actions to be taken: Develop the 1st “Bag Luncheon” panel discussion – Advancement of Women in Medicine - April, Develop the Committee on Women Website, and continue discussion of topics for next year.
How to Discuss Issues of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in the Classroom
Women’s Issues Sites
Women’s Health Sites
University of South Carolina Sites
All meetings are held at 4 pm, Conference Room B21, Building 1, SOM – VA Campus.
Please RSVP to Joyce Dunn, if attendance is too low the meeting may be cancelled.Joyce.email@example.com or 216-3311
FACULTY QUICK LINKS
Faculty Handbook (PDF)