Women in Medicine

Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields. However, for participating students from historically underrepresented groups, unaddressed cultural factors may hinder engagement and result in a less effective mentoring relationship...
“I completed the Health Equity Leadership Scholars program. I also have an ICTR grant to study the impact of incarceration on cancer outcomes in Wisconsin, present lectures around the health care of immigrants and refugees in Wisconsin and sit on the Graduate Medical Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.” —Farah...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in the 2019-2020 academic year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and...
Amaka Achufusi, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Nephrology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is diagnosis and management of glomerulonephritides and onconephrology. I am very interested in medical education. What drew you...
Katherine Gavinski, MD, MPH Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hospital Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus includes delivery of high-quality, compassionate care and contributing to the education and training of graduate and...
Lauren Banaszak, MD Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas? As chief resident, I hope to develop my clinical teaching skills and serve as an educator for our residents and medical students. I also hope to augment our...
Elisavet Paplomata, MD Assistant Professor Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is clinical research in women’s cancers, including breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies. I also...
Meaghan Trainor, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Palliative Care Division of Hospital Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I practice both hospice and palliative medicine and hospital medicine. My past experiences...
Jessica Tischendorf, MD, MS Assistant Professor Division of Infectious Disease What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I provide general infectious disease care and serve as one of the antimicrobial stewardship physicians, which is a research focus of...
Victoria Gillet, MD Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I plan to work as a primary care provider with the goal of delivering effective, comprehensive, equitable and compassionate care to...