The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health launches a series of seminars on “hot topics”


The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health (WHMC), a new initiative focused on building a unified multidisciplinary community with a vested interest in advancing women’s health and training the next generation, will launch a series of seminars on “Hot topics” this fall.


The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health (WHMC), a new initiative focused on building a unified multidisciplinary community with a vested interest in advancing women’s health and training the next generation, will begin a series of seminars this fall. on “hot topics” led by Jessica Bowser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pathobiology and Translational Sciences (PTS) graduate students Cherise Glodowski, MPhil, and Alina Hamilton, MS.

The WHMC Hot Topics Seminar Series is a monthly event organized by the WHMC Planning Committee and supported by the Center for Women’s Health Research and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The seminars are designed to bring together clinical and basic science professors, fellows, residents, graduate and medical students, and undergraduate students of UNC, with the aim of raising awareness of the wide range of research in the UNC community which intersects with improving women’s health. and provide an environment to form new collaborations and training opportunities for interns. Areas of interest include mental health, endocrinology, infertility, maternal health, hormonal health, birth control and mood disorders, adolescent development, autoimmune disorders and breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers. The seminars are open to all interested persons.

“I am excited about the seminar series. There is a wealth of outstanding research on women’s health on the UNC campus. The inaugural seminars will showcase the work of these individuals and bring together the UNC community who have a common interest in advancing women’s health, ”said Dr Bowser. “The WHMC is the brainchild of PTS graduate students Cherise Glodowski and Alina Hamilton. They represent the best of the next generation who will continue to advance women’s health.

WHMC speakersTo kick off the inaugural “hot topics” seminar series, Drs. Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD, professor of gynecologic oncology and director of the Center for Women’s Health Research and Russell Broaddus, MD, PhD, Joe W. and Evelyn M. Grisham professor emeritus and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine, will give presentations main conferences on October 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

“We received great support from the Women’s Health Research Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to launch the WHMC. Our keynote speakers, Drs. Wendy Brewster and Russell Broaddus are outstanding leaders in their respective disciplines in women’s health research. Their research contributions as well as their excellence in training and advancing interns represent the excellent research, mentorship and training at UNC and the significant advancements in the area of ​​women’s health. We are honored that they are launching our seminar series, ”said Dr Bowser.

WHMC Hot Topics seminars will be hybrid meetings, with the option to attend in person with limited capacity and spaced seats or by Zoom. Details of the seminars are available on the WHMC webpage or by email through the WHMC. To receive email notifications of WHMC events, click on the link here to be added to the mailing list or contact Jessica Bowser, director of the WHMC, [email protected] Details and date of the second WHMC “Hot Topics” Seminar titled “Viruses and Pregnancy: Covid, Zika and Beyond” will follow shortly.

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