To offer the women faculty of Northwest Arkansas the opportunity to come together for comradery, networking and maintaining wellness as we navigate our journey through academic medicine. We share a common commitment and vision for professional development, and we collaborate on services and activities that have helped countless faculty members achieve their goals.
Research is a key component of academic medical practice, but it can be cumbersome. Where do I start, what is a good research question, how do I apply for IRB approval, where I get my data, which statistical methods should I use, how do I interpret my results, how do I write a scientific abstract, how do I write a manuscript, how do I write a grant? Who else is doing research in this field, could I find a collaborator? What if I have a great idea for a new intervention, or a device, or a drug? And most of all – how do I have time for research? The research committee for WFDC-NW is dedicated to helping women at any stage in their career to get started in, or stay dedicated to, academic medicine. Dr. Hanna Jensen coordinates the efforts of this committee, and can be reached at email@example.com. She runs an open forum Zoom research meeting for UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Tuesdays at noon, please email her for details, we welcome you to attend! You can find a list of current projects she works with at the Department of Radiology and the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus.
In 1996, WFDC-LR created the first mentoring program for women faculty using senior women advising junior women. This was a very successful program. The Northwest chapter of WFDC plans to match advisors with younger faculty who need career or specific mentoring. There are also plans to match faculty members with medical students, residents or fellows who desire mentoring.
The committee will plan networking events to help junior faculty, residents, fellows and medical students become acclimated and increase interdepartmental associations.
These are some links to websites that we have found helpful to those new to Northwest Arkansas.
Future Events/Outstanding Projects
- Virtual Networking Events
- Plan/Host CME events in 2021