University of Illinois at Chicago
National Center of Excellence in Women's Health

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Professional Development





The goals of the Professional Development Core are to promote leadership in women faculty and develop the women's health curriculum at UIC. Our Core is divided into two subcommittees to address these goals:

Leadership Subcommittee

Curriculum Subcommittee

Leadership Subcommittee

In the Leadership Subcommittee, our mission is to advance recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty, with a particular focus on women in academic medicine. Our activities include:

Events: The CoE holds campus-wide discussions and gatherings to address women's leadership needs and the status of women on campus.

Leadership opportunities for UIC women: We maintain a list of leadership opportunities that are available both on and off campus.

"Beyond Parity" Conference and Workbook for Action: We have continued the efforts started by our conference, "Beyond Parity: Transforming Academic Medicine through Women's Leadership" by producing and disseminating the Beyond Parity Workbook for Action. The workbook was created to help you identify barriers to women's advancement at your academic medical center and begin the process of equity transformation. Successful efforts to increase the promotion, recruitment, and retention of women academics at medical institutions across the US are highlighted. To view the workbook, click below.

Beyond Parity Workbook for Action (PDF format)

Beyond Parity Workbook Cover (PDF format)

College of Medicine Dean's Committee on Faculty Academic
: This committee was formed to promote the leadership of women faculty in the College of Medicine.

Curriculum Subcommittee

In the Curriculum Subcommittee we work to develop and advance women's health curriculum at UIC by engaging faculty and students across campus. We began by surveying the required curricular content in women's health for all UIC health professions colleges and schools, and we have identified areas of excellence in individual programs to create a series of Working Groups to expand these programs.

UIC offers several courses of study for individuals interested in women's health:

For a directory of residency and fellowship programs in women's health offered at other institutions, click here.

Carrie Klima, PhD, CNM is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at UIC, where she teaches in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner programs. She also has a clinical practice at the Mile Square Community Health Center on Chicago's west side.

Louise Parent-Stevens, PharmD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in UIC's College of Pharmacy, and she is a Pharmacotherapist in the Family Practice Clinic in the UIC Medical Center.


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