2018 Women in Medicine & Science Symposium | October 1, 2018

On October 1, 2018, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI), the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) concluded Women in Medicine Month to host the seventh annual Women in Medicine and Science Symposium (WMSS) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). WMSS highlights the achievements of women faculty and trainees at BWH. The program focuses on collaborations across various disciplines including basic research, clinical research, translational research, clinical innovation and medical education – with the goal of celebrating the outstanding work of our women faculty and building community.

The program featured four Oral Presenters:

  • Xingbing Ai, MD, PhD – “Age-related dopaminergic innervation augments allergice inflammation in early lung”
  • Kelsy Greenwald, MD – “Feasability and acceptability of home-based HIV testing among refugees: A pilot study in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in southwestern Uganda”
  • Zoe Michael, MD – “Acetazolamide Modulates Pulmonary Inflammation and Ameliorates Severe Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension”
  • Katherine Lee, MD, MSc – “The Impact of Emergency General Surgery on Mortality and Healthcare Utilization in Geriatric Patients with Metastatic Cancer”

Keynote Speaker Julie Silver, MD, featuring her talk on, “Amplifying the Voices and Work of Women in Medicine through Strategy, Innovation and Collaboration.”

Six Poster Presenters:

  • Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh, BAO – “18F-florbetapir PET/CT Detects Preclinical Cardiac Involvement in AL Amyloidosis”
  • Conglin Liu, MD, PhD – “Adipocytes Promote IL18 Binding to Its Receptors During Abdominal Aneurysm Formation in Mice”
  • Paula Voinescu, MD, PhD – “Antiepileptic Drug Clearances during Pregnancy and Clinical Implications for Women with Epilepsy”
  • Yiwen Xu, PhD – “Non-invasive Tracking of Cancer Evolution using Deep Learning-based Longitudinal Image Analysis”
  • Suman Srinivasa, MD, MS – “Reduced Cardiac BNP Relates to Excess Adiposity and Metabolic Perturbations in HIV”
  • Lydie Naule, PhD – “Elucidating the Mechanism of Action of MKRN3 in Puberty Initiation Using hi-PSC-derived Hypothalamic Neurons”