University of Wisconsin–Madison

2018 Madison Women in Leadership Symposium: “Blazing Trails”

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Agenda

8:00a – 8:30a Breakfast & Networking
8:30a – 8:40a Opening Remarks & Introductions
8:40a – 9:45a Panel Discussion
9:45a – 10:05a Question & Answer Session I
10:05a – 10:20a Break
10:20a – 11:00a Panel Discussion
11:00a – 11:20a Question & Answer Session II
11:20a – 11:30p Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Angela Byars Winston

Angela Byars-Winston
Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Research and Evaluation, UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research

Jennifer Cyra

Jennifer Cyra
President, Cynamen Advisors Inc

Jessica Mederson

Jessica Mederson
Managing Partner, Hansen Reynolds LLC

Kathy Blumenfeld

Kathy Blumenfeld
Executive Vice President of Special Operations, TASC

Topics

2018 UW-Madison Panelist

Angela Byers-Winston
Angela Byers-Winston

This year’s UW-Madison panel participant will be Angela Byars-Winston, a Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Her research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in STEM fields. Dr. Byars-Winston was Principal Investigator on an NIH R01 grant to measure and test critical factors in research training interventions for mentors of ethnically diverse mentees in biological science. She is currently co-leading a renewal of that R01 grant to investigate and intervene on research mentors’ cultural diversity awareness. She is co-investigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant from the NIH in the Mentor Training Core through which she is leading the Culturally Aware Mentorship initiative.

In 2011, Dr. Byars-Winston was selected as a Champion of Change by the White House through President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative for her research efforts to diversify science fields. She received the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2014 Outstanding Woman of Color Award and is an elected Fellow in the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Byars-Winston is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) and the STEM Equity Pipeline National Advisory Board. She is a graduate of San Diego State University (bachelor’s and master’s degrees) and Arizona State University (doctoral degree).