The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development has appointed Drs. Wanda Nicholson and Silvia Ramos to lead the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS). Click to learn more about their vision for the organization and upcoming year.


Earlier this year, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development appointed Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as president of the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS). After restructuring the organization, and in an effort to provide both clinical and basic science representation and continuity in leadership, the office appointed Silvia Ramos, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, as Vice President.

In addition to providing the organization with more structure and support, Dr. Nicholson is “honored to have this opportunity to lead APWIMS in its mission to facilitate networking and career development among women in the School of Medicine”.

As the newly appointed Vice President, Dr. Ramos is “excited with the opportunity to bring together so many women devoted to medicine and science through events sponsored by APWIMS. Hear and share thought on to better support further development.”

This year, the organization is planning a series of events for women faculty, staff, and learners to engage in discussion and networking around topics, including a panel on career and life transitions, professionalism, and more.

Save the Date! Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12-1PM: Career and Life Transitions – From Giving Care at Work to Providing Care at Home

More information for upcoming events is forthcoming. Congratulations to Drs. Nicholson and Ramos!

To learn more about APWIMS, visit our website. To join APWIMS, contact Morgan Resnick-Kahle, MAEd at morgan_resnick-kahle@med.unc.edu.