Diversity

Women’s Advisory Council

The IU School of Medicine Women’s Advisory Council provides a critical advisory role for the school’s efforts to create a culture that promotes faculty vitality and diversity with a particular emphasis on the advancement of women in medicine and science. The Women’s Advisory Council works toward an environment where all members of the school community can thrive.

The Women’s Advisory Council is composed of a broad representation of selected volunteers committed to a comprehensive concept of diversity. These individuals can bring experience, expertise and insights to bear on schoolwide diversity initiatives. Members serve on a year-to-year basis depending upon their level of interest, attendance and participation.

Structure

The leadership of the council consists of two faculty co-chairs. Members serve on five subcommittees: nominations, diversity, support services, part-time, and policy. This committee meets once a month on Mondays at 4 pm.

Council Co-Chairs

Linda A. DiMeglio, MPH,  MD

Linda A. DiMeglio, MPH, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Katherine J. Kelly, MD

Katherine J. Kelly, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Committee Members

Hannah L. Maxey, PhD

Hannah L. Maxey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Amy E. Blevins, MALS

Amy E. Blevins, MALS

Associate Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Rosalia Misseri, MD

Rosalia Misseri, MD

Professor of Urology
Emily C. Hon, MD

Emily C. Hon, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Tricia M. Wright, PhD

Tricia M. Wright, PhD

Academic Specialist: Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Studies
Nicole D. Horn, MD

Nicole D. Horn, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Cynthia D. Brown, MD

Cynthia D. Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tracey A. Wilkinson, MD

Tracey A. Wilkinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Angela M. Dietrich-Kusch, MD

Angela M. Dietrich-Kusch, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Feng-Ming (. Kong, MD, PhD

Feng-Ming (. Kong, MD, PhD

Visiting Professor of Radiation Oncology
Sarah J. Burgin, MD

Sarah J. Burgin, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Jian Ye, MD, PhD

Jian Ye, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Rania K. Abbasi, MD

Rania K. Abbasi, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD

Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD

Assistant Dean for Physician Scientist Development
Elizabeth A. Wetzel, MD

Elizabeth A. Wetzel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Emily K. Blue, PhD

Emily K. Blue, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
Kirsten M. Kloepfer, MS,  MD

Kirsten M. Kloepfer, MS, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Sara J. Grethlein, BS,  MD

Sara J. Grethlein, BS, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Emily P. Machogu, MD

Emily P. Machogu, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Mary E. Dankoski, PhD

Mary E. Dankoski, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Nuria Morral, PhD

Nuria Morral, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Erica A. Eugster, MD

Erica A. Eugster, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Natalie C. Dattilo, PhD

Natalie C. Dattilo, PhD

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Erika R. Cheng, MPA,  PhD

Erika R. Cheng, MPA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Shannon M. Hawkins, MD, PhD,  PhD

Shannon M. Hawkins, MD, PhD, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jeni Prosperi, PhD

Jeni Prosperi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, IU School of Medicine-South Bend
Nancy A. Johnston, DVM

Nancy A. Johnston, DVM

Assistant Director, Laboratory Animal Resouce Center
Theresa M. Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD

Theresa M. Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD

Barbara F. Kampen Scholar in Women's Health
Poonam Khurana, MD

Poonam Khurana, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Jill C. Fodstad, PhD

Jill C. Fodstad, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Marion Couch, MD, PhD

Marion Couch, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Joanna E. Chambers, MD

Joanna E. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Helen Fosmire, MD

Helen Fosmire, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Molly Duman Scheel, PhD

Molly Duman Scheel, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IU School of Medicine-South Bend
Emilee J. Delbridge, MA,  PhD

Emilee J. Delbridge, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Toyia N. James-Stevenson, MD

Toyia N. James-Stevenson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chemen M. Neal, MD

Chemen M. Neal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Linda K. Han, MD

Linda K. Han, MD

Volunteer Clinical Professor of Surgery, IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne
Stephanie D. Davis, MD

Stephanie D. Davis, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Katherine H. Chan, MPH,  MD

Katherine H. Chan, MPH, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Sara K. Custer, PhD

Sara K. Custer, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Dermatology
Marly P. Bradley, MD

Marly P. Bradley, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Bobbi J. Byrne, MD

Bobbi J. Byrne, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Susan J. Gunst, PhD

Susan J. Gunst, PhD

Chancellor's Professor, IUPUI
Jennifer N. Choi, MD

Jennifer N. Choi, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs
Sachiko Koyama, PhD

Sachiko Koyama, PhD

Associate Scientist in Anatomy & Cell Biology, Medical Sciences Program
Emily C. Webber, MD

Emily C. Webber, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Natascia Marino, PhD

Natascia Marino, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Hardeep K. Dhadha, MBBS

Hardeep K. Dhadha, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Teresa M. Damush, PhD

Teresa M. Damush, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary
Sylk M. Sotto, EdD,  MBA,  MS

Sylk M. Sotto, EdD, MBA, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jodi L. Smith, MD, PhD

Jodi L. Smith, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Katherine H. Patterson, MD

Katherine H. Patterson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Michele T. Yip-Schneider, PhD

Michele T. Yip-Schneider, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Surgery
Victoria Palmer-Smith, MD

Victoria Palmer-Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Katherine W. McHugh, MD

Katherine W. McHugh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Yara P. Catoira-Boyle, MD

Yara P. Catoira-Boyle, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Tammy J. Sajdyk, PhD

Tammy J. Sajdyk, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics
Amanda D. Benaderet, MPH,  MD

Amanda D. Benaderet, MPH, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Komal Kochhar, MBBS,  MHA

Komal Kochhar, MBBS, MHA

Academic Specialist: Director of Educational Research and Data Analysis, Office of Educational Affairs
Kacy L. Allgood,

Kacy L. Allgood,

Assistant Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Angela M. Tomlin, PhD,  MS

Angela M. Tomlin, PhD, MS

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Julie L. Welch, MD

Julie L. Welch, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Karen E. Pollok, PhD

Karen E. Pollok, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Abigail F. Klemsz, MD, PhD,  PhD

Abigail F. Klemsz, MD, PhD, PhD

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising

Ex Officio Members

Stephen P. Bogdewic, PhD

Stephen P. Bogdewic, PhD

Executive Vice Dean