This is a critical time for education programs supporting women in medicine and science across the United States and for raising awareness regarding gender issues and equality in medicine and science. Our Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) program at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine is no exception.
The Women in Medicine and Science Fund has been established to develop inclusive programming aimed at empowering women in medicine and science and supporting others who demonstrate a commitment to supporting women and gender issues and equality in medicine and science.
The Chair of Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs provides strategic oversite into discussion about WIMS initiatives and programs. The refinement of the subcommittees within the Standing Committee has offered opportunities for our faculty to be involved in developing and implementing initiatives to address Career Development, Work-Life Integration, and Research & Education.
Through the sustaining power of resources like The WIMS Fund, donors make a dramatic difference in our ability to fulfill our mission. Contributions enable our faculty and future leaders the opportunity to reach their full potential and to address gender issues and equality in medicine and science. Our vision is to build on the success of our long-standing, high-quality, early and mid-career development programs by creating new and exciting WIMS programs that are helpful to supporting faculty throughout their careers, not just at Wake Forest but throughout the region, as well as others.
The WIMS Fund is governed by the Executive Committee of the WIMS Standing Committee and adheres to Wake Forest University School of Medicine non-discrimination policies.
Through The WIMS Fund, donors who commit to a minimum pledge of $500 per year for three years are recognized as members of the Lucile Hutaff Education Society for Women in Medicine and Science. The Society is named after Lucile Hutaff, MD, who bravely paved the way for female leaders in medicine and science. Dr. Hutaff was the first woman to hold the rank of professor at Bowman Gray School of Medicine.If you are interested in supporting Women in Medicine and Science at Wake Forest School of Medicine, please visit our donation page to pledge your support, at or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-716-4589.