WIMS Villages

Villages-COM Mentoring & Interest Groups

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) will be offering monthly groups. The purpose of the groups is to provide a forum for discussion of the issues and opportunities impacting faculty, especially women and to foster networks and support.  *Villages are open to all faculty in the UF HSC. Villages recycle every 4 months (Jan, May, September).

Active Villages

Getting Ahead without Losing Your Mind 

Date/Time: 3rd Thursdays of Month at 10AM – Next Meetings:  TBA

Location: Harrell Medical Education Building – Room 128 (next to Starbuck’s coffee)

Facilitators: Liz Brownlee PA-C, Cristina Zeretzke MD, and Beverly Dede PhD beverly@ufl.edu


Creating a Village in Springhill

Date/Time: 3rd and 4th Wednesdays at 5PM: Next Meeting: TBA

Location: Old Springhill – Room 2126

Facilitators: Susan Schneider MD and Alice Rhoton-Vlasak MD  rhotona@ufl.edu


Currently Suspended

LGBTQ Village

Date/Time:  3rd Thursdays at 5PM: Next Meeting: Suspended

Location: MSB Room 125 (Faculty Lounge)

Facilitators: Carolyn Holland ckhollandmd@ufl.edu and Katie Hitchcock HITCKA@shands.ufl.edu


Please send an email to the identified group facilitator if you would like to participate in one of the groups.

Possible future groups (facilitators needed)

  • Early Parenting
  • Mid-Career Faculty
  • Scientists Village
  • Investing & finance
  • Foodie Village

Interested in starting/facilitating a group? Please contact Melissa Liverman at 352-273-7500

 UF WIMS Mission: Support, empower, and contribute toward the professional and leadership development of women faculty promoting a more optimal institutional environment for all.