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Group on Women in Medicine and Science

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) advocates for women’s advancement in leadership and education, research, clinical practice and administration. GWIMS supports women faculty, facilitates networking and mentoring for women faculty and students, and connects with professional groups and the community.

Upcoming Events

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence and Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies


January 21, 2022
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.


Meeting ID: 925 3173 5368
Passcode: 101948

Featured Article

Female Physicians Earn An Estimated $2 Million Less Than Male Physicians Over A Simulated 40-Year Career

Using survey data from 80,342 full-time, US-based clinical physicians between 2014 and 2019, Whaley, Koo, Arora et al. (2021) analyzed career differences in income between male and female physicians. They found that over the course of a simulated career, “male physicians earned approximately $2 million more than female physicians, even after detailed adjustment for factors that may otherwise ex[1]plain gender differences in income, including specialty, years of experience, hours worked, practice type and location, and measures of patient volume and clinical revenue.”

Read previous articles here


Learn about WSU ADVANCE’s sustainable programs to develop an inclusive research institution whose faculty are supported by a system that promotes career-long excellence for all by focusing on obstacles to recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing an exceptional, diverse faculty.


National GWIMS Website

Founding Members

Dedra BuchwaldCommunity HealthDirector and Professor
Naomi ChaytorMedical Education and Clinical SciencesAssociate Professor
Gail ChermakSpeech & Hearing SciencesProfessor and Chair
Dawn CooperResearch; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesAssociate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment and Evaluation
Dawn Elise DeWittAcademic and Community Partnerships; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesAssociate Dean of Clinical Education, Spokane Campus
Luisita FrancisAcademic and Community Partnerships; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesAssistant Dean for Community Engagement
Leila HarrisonRecruitment and AdmissionsAssociate Dean for Admissions, Recruitment, and Inclusion
Georgina LynchSpeech & Hearing SciencesAssistant Professor
Radha NandagopalMedical Education and Clinical SciencesClinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Director, Clinical Skills, ESFCOM

College of Medicine faculty interested in being part of GWIMS? Please fill out this form:


Gail D. Chermak, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
509-358-7598 (SPOKANE)
509-335-8849 (PULLMAN)