Wichita Women in Health Professions (WWHP) events are intended to facilitate community networking, the formation of mentoring relationships, and professional development for Wichita women in health professions. WWHP events are open to KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty, staff, students, residents, and other interested members of our community. While some WWHP events are geared toward women, we welcome anyone who is interested in our topics to attend. The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development provides funding for WWHP events and plans the events with help from the WWHP Planning Committee:
Resilience, Well-Being and Work-Life Balance in Health Professions - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 12, 2018, in the Sunflower Room (second floor) at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214.
Wichita Women in Health Professions and KU School of Medicine-Wichita's Office of Faculty Affairs and Development are thrilled to welcome Chantal M. Brazeau, M.D. to our campus in June. Dr. Brazeau is the Assistant Dean for Faculty Vitality, Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Brazeau will discuss drivers of burnout and resilience including work/life balance and connecting to meaning through reflection and self-awareness. We will develop habits and strategies through a series of exercises following her talk. This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Earl L. Mills Educational Trust.
March 2018 - Care for the Caregiver included personal accounts from a panel of caregivers with different life experiences, including caring for a parent, spouse, or child with a chronic illness. Panelists shared the challenges and joys of caregiving, and tips for self-care.
January 2018 - Human Trafficking Awareness, a panel discussion during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Panelists included Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, executive director of the WSU Center for Combating Human Trafficking; Tina Peck, program coordinator of Forensic Nursing Services at Via Christi Hospitals; Nicole Ensminger, Via Christi Human Trafficking Response Program coordinator; Cathy Turner, president and CEO, Hope Ranch for Women; and Karla Armbrister, outreach manager, Wichita Family Crisis Center
December 2017 - Don't Sweat the Holidays, a networking mixer and donation drive for the Wichita Family Crisis Center.
October 2017 - Strike a Pose! Power Body Language for Women, a mixer-style event exploring how body language can impact how you feel in stressful situations
August 2017 - Trailblazers: Senior Women Clinicians of Wichita, personal accounts from early female clinicians. Panelists included Arlene Evans-DeBeverly, PA; Patricia Wyatt-Harris, MD; Laura Knight, MD; and Lucynda Raben, DDS. Facilitator - Anne Walling, MB, ChB
June 2017 - ICT Women Helping Women, female panelists sharing how their work impacts other women in our community. Panelists included Beth Harman McGilley, PhD; Elizabeth Ablah, PhD; Dee Ann Bragg, MD; and Tracey Gay, director of client services at the Wichita Family Crisis Center.