Women’s History Month 2021
The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with other units and groups will host a series of activities to celebrate Women's History Month.
The Women of Excellence Award was established in 2018 to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Baylor College of Medicine or in the larger community and who exemplify Baylor values. The purpose of the Allies of Women of Excellence, established in 2019, is to recognize individuals who work side by side to empower women in reaching their full professional potential. The committee recognizes that members of the College leadership have formal roles related to promoting and advancing women. View nomination information and see recipients of 2020 awards. The deadline to submit nomination packets is Feb. 5, 2021.
2021 Observation Events
March 10, 2021 from 5 to 6:15 p.m.: The Center for Professionalism (co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Office, Office of the Provost, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) will host a panel discussion on the feature film, Picture a Scientist, directed by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney. Picture a Scientist is a film on strategies to address discrimination in science and medicine.
Panelists include: Dr. Mary Dickinson, Dr. Stacy Lloyd, Dr. Matthew Rasband, and Dr. Carolyn Smith, and moderated by Dr. Kimberly Kay Lopez.
Please register to attend the virtual panel discussion. Once you are registered you will be sent a link to access a preview of the film. There will be a 72-hour window to preview the film from March 7 through 9.
March 18, 2021 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.: The Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training, and Research Grand Rounds in collaboration with the Department of Medicine will host Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, Former Director, Office of Research on Women's Health (Retired), Senior Scientist Emerita, National Institutes of Health presenting, "Personal Perspectives on Women and Leadership in Academic Medicine“.
March 26, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.: Baylor College of Medicine's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Chapter will host a virtual Book Club discussion of Dr. Brené Brown's nationally recognized book Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Register.
March 30, 2021 from noon to 1:30 p.m.: The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a virtual event to close Women’s History Month, featuring a keynote address titled “Dr. Margaret ‘Peg’ Nosek: A Life of Passion and Purpose,” delivered by Dr. Susan Robinson-Whelen, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor; Dr. Heather Taylor, director for spinal cord injury and disability research at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann and adjunct professor at Baylor; and Dr. Rosemary Hughes, senior research scientist in the Department of Psychology, University of Montana-Missoula.
The address honors the contributions the late Dr. Nosek, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor, made to the study of women and disabilities through research, advocacy and collaboration. In addition, the recipients of the Women of Excellence & Allies of Women of Excellence Award for this academic year will be announced. The awards were established in 2018 to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Baylor College of Medicine or in the larger community and who exemplify Baylor values. Register today.