The fifth Women in Medicine & Science Symposium (WMSS) highlights the  achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare. This program focuses on collaborations across different disciplines, including basic research, clinical research, translational research, clinical innovation and medical education, with the goal of building community.

This year’s Symposium will feature the following participants:

Event Chairs

Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH, Director, Office for Women’s Careers, CFDD, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, FAHA, Director, Vascular Biology Program, CICS, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, President, Brigham and Women’s Health Care, Professor of Medicine, HMS

Oral Presenters

Marta Fay, PhD, Research Fellow, HMS, Division of  Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine

GGGGCC expansion promotes in vitro and in vivo RNA granule formation

Nadine Palermo, DO, Instructor, HMS, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Department of Medicine

Open Access to Diabetes Center from the Emergency Center Department Reduces Hospitalizations in the Subsequent Year

Maria Carmela Speranza, PhD, Research Fellow, HMS, Department of Neurosurgery

Preclinical Analysis of Combinatorial Glioblastoma Therapy with the Prodrug-Mediated Gene Therapy Vector AdV-tk and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition

Viviany R. Taqueti, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, HMS, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine

Excess Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Very Low Coronary Flow Reserve

Poster Presenters 

Agnieszka Bronisz, PhD, Instructor, HMS, Department of Neurosurgery

Long Non-Coding RNAs HIF1A-AS2 Modifies Response to Hypoxic Environment of Glioblastoma

Mandovi Chatterjee, PhD, Research Fellow, HMS, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine

The Mechanosensory Ion Channel Protein, Piezo, Regulates Cell Division during Skeletal Muscle Development

Helen Christou, MD, Assistant Professor, HMS, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine

Acetazolamide treatment modulates the pulmonary inflammatory response and ameliorates severe experimental Pulmonary Hypertension

Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH, Instructor, HMS, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine

Pharmacogenomic effects of catechol-O-methyltransferase on aspirin and vitamin E cancer preventive treatment

Nina Paynter, PhDAssistant Professor, HMS, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine

Metabolomic precursors of coronary heart disease in women

Jing Yan, PhD, Research Fellow, HMS, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine

Gut Microbiota Induce IGF-1 and Promote Bone Formation and Growth

Last year’s WMSS was a great success, with over 74 BWH faculty, trainees and staff in attendance.

Please download the WMSS 2015 Abstract Book to read more about these presentations and the history of women in medicine and science at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

WMSS 2015 Photo Gallery

You can also view material from WMSS 2014 from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.