The recruitment, retention, promotion, and mentoring (RRPM) section of the Women Faculty Committee dedicates itself to recruiting, retaining, and promoting women faculty in the health sciences at the University of Utah.
We are particularly interested in recruiting underrepresented minorities. We are working toward achieving gender and salary equity for faculty, as well as developing a mentoring plan for women faculty.
We are also interested in acquiring and coordinating tools to assist women faculty to meet their professional goals.
Find mentoring information from ADVANCE for the Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers resources for women and minority faculty members. Watch Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty.
Leadership Development Opportunities
The American Association of Medical Colleges has Women Liaison Officers (WLO) to improve access to opportunities for women faculty. Our WLO is Mary Murray, MD, in the department of pediatrics.
There are opportunities for faculty in early and mid-career to attend meetings at the AAMC. Visit the AAMC’s Women in Medicine and Science website for more information.
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
The Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program had its first class in 1995–1996. Since then it has numerous fellows who are assuming positions of leadership at universities.
The University of Utah has had several fellows:
Carrie Byington, MD2007–2008
Joyce Mitchell, PhD2006–2007
Mary Beckerle, MD2005–2006
Mary Murray, MD2004–2005
Barbara Graves, MD2002–2003
Elizabeth Allen, MD2001–2002
Cheryl Coffin, MD2000-2001
Victoria Judd, MD2000–2001
Kathleen Digre, MD1999–2000
Catherine DeVries, MD1998–1999
Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
In 1995 President Arthur K. Smith established the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, which reflects the University of Utah's ongoing commitment to women faculty, staff, and students.