About Us

Women in Health, Medicine & Science 

To ensure that the “sky is the limit” for all professionals regardless of gender, the WiHMS endeavors to promote faculty development, mentoring and advocacy of women faculty in all stages of their careers to ultimately create a climate that fosters the success of all faculty, regardless of gender.


The mission of the Women in Health, Medicine & Science Program at the University of Utah Health Center is to foster the academic progress of women faculty, housestaff, graduate students and medical students through education, advocacy, mentoring and networking. The program does all of the following:

  • Provides opportunities for women to acquire the skills and strategies necessary for their professional advancement
  • Aims for women to be successful in attaining senior faculty ranks and leadership positions within the Health Center and monitors the status of women in medicine in order to ensure equality of participation and reward, and to identify and address barriers to advancement; promotes excellence in clinical care, education and research in women's health.
  • Recognizes the importance of diversity, humanism, varied career paths, personal wellness and a healthy, balanced life.

Our activities are intended to benefit all, regardless of gender.


Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

Leslie R. Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS

Women in Health, Medicine & Science Co-Directors

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Phone: 801-585-0846

Email: wihms@hsc.utah.edu

Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion
26 South 2000 East
5750B HSEB
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112