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WIMSC Leadership Summit 2024

Maximizing Your Resources: Working on Wellness on an Individual, Group and Organizational Level

Friday, April 5, 2024

The WIMSC Leadership Summit is an immersive, interactive leadership development opportunity focused on strategies for gender equity in medicine, science and leadership. Attendees will hear from leaders and participate in discussions on individual wellness, group connectedness and systems-levels resources.

Who Should Attend?

Current and aspiring leaders of all genders, and the leaders who mentor or sponsor them. People of all professional levels are welcome!


View Presentations

2024 Phyllis Marciano, MD, Woman in Medicine Award Presentation

Group Wellness - Wellness in One's Community YouTube

Individual Wellness - Self-Care and Quality Time Presentation

Drexel Wellness Incentive Program


12:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

12:40 p.m.
2024 Phyllis Marciano, MD, Woman in Medicine Award Presentation

  • Honoring Cheryl A. Hanau, MD

1:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
Presentation by Drexel Wellness Incentive Program

  • Kaitlyn Bishop, Senior Wellness Program Consultant at Health Advocate

1:45 p.m.

2 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Individual Wellness – Self-Care and Quality Time

  • Donna Sudak, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Consuelo C. Cagande, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2:50 p.m.

3 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Group Wellness – Wellness in One’s “Community”

  • Jessica Gold, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Paul Gondek, PhD, Adjunct Teaching Professor of Psychology, Drexel University, Emeritus Member of the Drexel University Alumni Board of Governors

3:50 p.m.

4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Organizational Wellness – Fostering a Supportive Environment at Your Institution

  • Seema Sidhu, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Regional Associate Dean, Kaiser Permanente, Bay Area Campus, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, PhD, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Drexel University

4:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks

For more information contact Jessica R. Barson, PhD, at and Andréia C. K. Mortensen, PhD, at

The 2024 WIMSC Leadership Summit is hosted by the Women in Medicine & Science Committee (WIMSC) in collaboration with the Offices of Faculty, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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