Date Posted: April 25, 2022

ORWH will host the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium. Held annually during National Women's Health Week, the symposium is ORWH's signature event, honoring the first full-time Director of ORWH. The title of this year’s symposium is “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Careers of Women Scientists." In line with the mission of ORWH to put science to work for the health of women, this event serves as a critical forum for experts across sectors to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of women’s health. 

Providing the keynote address, “Promoting Equity for Women in Medicine: Seizing a Disruptive Opportunity,” is Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair of Radiation Oncology and the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.  

There will be a panel discussion about “Challenges Faced by Women in STEMM During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and moderated by Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Mental Health, with guest panelists including: 

  • Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH 
  • Sonia C. Flores, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity and Justice in the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
  • Michael Lauer, M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH 

The event will be held virtually on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Click here for more information on this event and a link to watch the videocast.