RAISE for Women in Academia

Resources, Advice, Insight, Support and Empowerment (RAISE) for Women in Academia

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Women in Academic Medicine Face Myriad Challenges

While the representation of women in academic medicine is growing, women in academia still face unique barriers to success. Inadequate mentorship, discrimination, and imbalanced work-life responsibilities contribute to career dissatisfaction, burnout, and ultimately under-representation of women in senior faculty and leadership roles.

To address these challenges, we launched the RAISE program to connect women in academia with academic leaders and career development experts who will share practical guidance and support, covering topics relevant to professional growth. RAISE programming offers an interactive model for sharing knowledge, skills, and resources women need to thrive and lead in academia. Each month, we will offer a brief didactic from content experts, a short case presentation illustrating a challenge faced by women in academia, and an interactive discussion with panelists and participants.


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Session 32: February 21, 2024Feb Final Full Session Flyer

Session didactic: “Our Health in Academia: Aligning Your Goals, Values, and Mission.”

  • Didactic presenter: Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD
  • Panelist: Beth Wueste, PhD, MAEd, C-TAGME

 

 

 

 

 


Session 31: January 17, 2024Jan Session Group Post (2)

Session didactic: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Finding Joy in Academia.”

  • Didactic presenter: Stacey Griner, PhD, MPH, CPH, RDH
  • Facilitator: Kathryn Dubowski, MD

 

 

 

 

 


Session 30: November 15, 2023November Raise Quote Art (1)

Session didactic: “My Job is Doctor: How Barbie Can Teach Us to Thrive in Academic Medicine.”

  • Didactic presenter: Maya Iyer, MD, MEd, FAAP
  • Facilitator: Kathryn Dubowski, MD and Vaishnavi Kundel, MD, MScR
  • Panelists: Susan F. Franks, PhD, ABPP, and Sandra E. Davis, MD

 

 

 


Session 29: October 18, 2023Dr Kilpela Quote

Session didactic: “Finding Your North Star Amidst Turbulent Seas: Clarifying Purpose in Your Work.”

  • Didactic presenter: Lisa Kilpela, PhD
  • Facilitator: Crystal Manohar MD, MBA, FASA, Kathryn Dubowski MD
  • Panelists: Susan Johnson MD, MS, Glenda Mutinda PhD, MFT

 

 

 


Session 28: September 20, 2023September Raise Quote Art

Session didactic: “Recovering From a Toxic Work Environment”

  • Didactic presenter: Beth Wueste, PhD, MAEd, C-TAGME, LSSBB
  • Facilitator: Kanapa Kornsawad, MD
  • Panelists: Ann Thompson, MD, and Veda Womack, MBA, PA-C

 

 

 


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Session 27: August 16, 2023

Session didactic: “Pay Equity Basics and Addressing  Inequities Early in Your Career”

  • Didactic presenter: Diana Lautenberger, MA
  • Facilitators:  Kathryn Dubowski, MD and Vaishnavi Kundel, MD, MScR
  • Panelists: Wari Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA, and Margaret L. Smith, MD, MPH

 

 

 


 

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Session 26: May 17, 2023

Session didactic: “You can’t have it all – but you can have a lot”

  • Didactic presenter: Ann E. Thompson, MD, MCCM
  • Facilitators:  Crystal Manohar, MD, MBA, FASA, and Emily Vail, MD, MSc
  • Panelists:  Glenda Mutinda, PhD, MFT, and April Wiechmann, PhD

 

 

 

 


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Session 25: April 19, 2023

Session didactic: “Finding Success in Failure”

 

 

 

 

 


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Session 24:  March 15, 2023

Session didactic:  “Your Academic Suitcase: Maintaining Career Continuity Across Institutions”

  • Didactic presenter:  Emily Vail, MD, MSc
  • Facilitators:  Kathryn Dubowski, MD, and Vaishnavi Kundel, MD, MScR
  • Panelist:  Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS

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Session 23:  February 22, 2023

Session didactic:  “Finding Time for Academic Project Work, Including Writing”

  • Didactic presenter:  Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS
  • Facilitator:  Crystal Manohar, MD, MBA, FASA
  • Panelists:  Wari Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA, and Vivek K. Moitra MD, MHA, FCCM

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celebrate achievements and accept failure as part of the process, do not fear it!

Session 22: January 18, 2023

Session didactic:  “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome”

  • Didactic presenter: Crystal Manohar, MD, MBA, FASA
  • Facilitators: Radha Nandagopal, MD, FAAP and Andrea Rochat, MFA
  • Panelists: Stephanie Lovinsky-Desire, MD and Susan McDaniel, PhD

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Raise Speakerquote BrownSession 21: November 16, 2022

Session summary: The Twenty-first session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on Establishing an Early-Career Professional Network by Erika T. Brown, PhD.

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Didactic: Establishing an Early-Career Professional Network

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Raise Echo MathewsSession 20: October 19, 2022

Session summary: The Twentieth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on “The Devil You Know…”: A decision analysis for transitioning from academics to industry by Kusum S. Mathews, MD, MPH, MSCR.

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Didactic: “The Devil You Know…”: A decision analysis for transitioning from academics to industry

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Session 19: September 21, 2022

Session summary: The nineteenth session of the RAISE program featured a case discussion and group conversation about opportunities to grow and improve the RAISE program Series.

 


Echo Raise SmithSession 18: June 15, 2022

Session summary: The eighteenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on How to use Gender Related Burnout Issues by Dr. Margaret L. Smith.

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Didactic: Gender Related Burnout Issues

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Echo Raise Montoya WilliamsSession 17: May 18, 2022

Session summary: The seventeenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on How to use Twitter to Develop your Academic Career by Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams.

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Didactic: How to use Twitter to Develop your Academic Career

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Echo Raise WilliamsSession 16: April 20, 2022

Session summary: The sixteenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on Click your Seatbelt and Drive your Career by Dr. Janet F. Williams.

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Didactic: Click your Seatbelt and Drive your Career

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Echo Raise OgbeideSession 15: March 16, 2022

Session summary: The fifteenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on “Work-Life Balance” for Faculty in Academic medicine by Dr. Stacy Ogbeide.

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Didactic: “Work-Life Balance” for Faculty in Academic Medicine
Handout: Bulls-Eye Worksheet

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Echo Raise CovinSession 14: February 16, 2022

Session summary: The fourteenth session of the RAISE progran featured a didactic on Career Transitions in a Pandemic: Moving Forward (or Even Sideways) But Never Backwards! with a case discussion facilitated by Dr. Wari Allison and Dr. Emily Vail.

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Didactic: Career transitions in A pandemic: Moving Forward (or Even Sideways) But Never Backwards!

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Echo Raise TsevatSession 13: December 15, 2021

Session summary: The thirteenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on How to Be a Mentor, with a case discussion facilitated by Dr. Kusum Mathews and Dr. Stacy Ogbeide.

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Didactic: How to be a Mentor

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Echo Raise HumphreySession 12: November 17, 2021

Session summary: The twelfth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on Advancement/Promotion/Tenure/Leadership, with a case discussion facilitated by Dr. Waridibo Allison and Dr. Emily Vail.

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Didactic: Advancement/ Promotion/ Tenure/Leadership

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Echo Raise AbbhulSession 11: October 20, 2021

Session summary: The eleventh session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on A  Few Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Out In Academic Medicine, with a case discussion facilitated by Dr. Waridibo Allison and Dr. Emily Vail.

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Didactic: A Few Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Out In Academic Medicine

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Echo Raise MamtaniSession 10: September 15, 2021

Session summary: The tenth session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on Reaffirming Personal Priorities Amidst a Professional Career, with a case discussion facilitated by Dr. Vivek Moitra.

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Didactic: Reaffirming Personal Priorities Amidst a Professional Career

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Session 9: July 21, 2021

Session summary: The ninth session of the RAISE program featured a networking session facilitated by Dr. Vail, Dr. Mathew, and Dr. Garcini.

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Raise Echo MarshallSession 8: June 16, 2021

Session summary: The eight session of the RAISE program featured a didactic on Graceful Self-Promotion, with a case discussion facilitated by Drs. Vail and Kanzler.

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Didactic: “Graceful Self-Promotion” »

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Raise Echo Lane FallSession 7: May 20, 2021

Session summary: The seventh session of the RAISE program featured didactics on how to survive and thrive in a flawed system: advice for early career women faculty in academic medicine, with a case discussion facilitated by Drs. Allison and Mathews.

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Didactic: “How to Survive and Thrive in a Flawed System: Advice for Early Career Women Faculty in Academic Medicine”

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Raise Echo MoitraSession 6: April 21, 2021

Session summary: The sixth session of the RAISE program featured didactics on teamwork and psychological safety, with a case discussion facilitated by Drs. Vail and Mathews.

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Didactic: “Teamwork and Psychological Safety”

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Raise Echo McdanielSession 5: March 17, 2021

Session summary: The fifth session of the RAISE program featured didactics on intentional leadership, with a case discussion facilitated by Drs. Ogbeide and Allison.

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Didactics: “Intentional Leadership in Uncertain Times”

Presentation bibliography

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Raise Echo HuangSession 4: February 24, 2021

Session summary: The fourth session of the RAISE program was facilitated by Drs. Garcini and Vail, who led a discussion on Making Academic Writing a Habit.

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Didactics: “Making Academic Writing a Habit”

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Echo Raise KearneySession 3: January 20, 2021

Session summary: The third session of the RAISE program was facilitated by Drs. Ogbeide and Kanzler, who led a discussion on finding representative mentors and disclosing health information that may jeopardize professional opportunities.

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Didactics, “Developing Leadership Competency: Practical Applications from the Literature for Ongoing Growth”

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Session 2: December 16, 2020

Session summary: The second session of the RAISE program was facilitated by Dr. Allison and Dr. Garcini who led a discussion on burnout mitigation.

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Didactics, “Mitigators of Burnout: Identifying Institutional and Personal Strategies for a Sustainable Career”

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Raise Echo Ogedegbe LessonsSession 1: November 18, 2020

Session summary: In this inaugural session of the RAISE program, facilitators Waridibo Allison MD, PhD and Emily Vail, MD led a lively discussion with senior-faculty panelists on strategies for proactively seeking out mentors, managing expectations, and finding a community of peers for support. Panelists included:

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Didactics, “Tips for a Successful Academic Career: My Career Path”

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