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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

About the College

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.


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Article of Interest

Reducing Bias in Academic Search Committees
By Michael T. Railey, M.D., Kenyon M. Railey, M.D., and Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.
“Faculty members are often called on to serve and participate on search committees for deans, department chairs, leaders of centers of excellence, and senior level positions in medical schools, academic hospitals, and health systems. These search committees are generally charged not only to find qualified candidates but also to consider diversity and inclusion in the process.”


ADVANCE at WSU

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.


The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine GWIMS is still in its infancy but plans on becoming more robust as the college matures. For now, you can access articles and other resources on the Association of American Medical Colleges national GWIMS website.


Founding Members

NameDepartmentTitle
Ralitsa AkinsFaculty Affairs; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesAssociate Dean for Faculty Affairs
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 AdmissionsAssistant Dean, Admissions and Recruitment
Georgina LynchSpeech & Hearing SciencesAssistant Professor
Radha NandagopalMedical Education and Clinical SciencesClinical Education Director, Clinical Skills
Ann PoznanskiCurriculum; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesAssociate Dean of Curriculum

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Contact

Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D.
GWIMS Lead
Professor and Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
chermak@wsu.edu
509-358-7598 (SPOKANE)
509-335-8849 (PULLMAN)