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).
Promotion and Tenure Village
Host: Terrie Vasilopoulos
When: 1 Thursday a month, 4 PM
Starts: March 9th, 4 PM
Where: To be Announced
Whine and Cheers Village
Host: Liz Brownlee, Crissy Zeretske
When: 1 Monday a month, 5:30 PM
Starts: Feb 27th, 5:30 PM
Where: Venue will change monthly
What: A monthly girls’ night out to discuss challenges and celebrate our wins. The venue will change monthly and will be off campus at a venue with food and beverages available for purchase. There will be a topic of the month, and conversation can start there and go to any topic that naturally arises.
Women in Research Village
Host: Gemma Casadesus, Paola Giusti Rodriguez
When: Once a month – afternoon, but will poll to determine the interest
Starts: May 2023
Where: To be Announced
What: A monthly topic meeting relevant to our paths and experiences as research scientists/doctors. Topics ae broad and include diverse aspects and conflicts that women in research encounter. Topics will include articles for discussion followed by free format chats. A syllabus will be provided during the first meeting.
Parenting – (It takes a) Village
Host: Melissa Turley, Erin Bruce
When: 4 times yearly, Friday during lunchtime. More information to come.
Starts: February 10th, 12-1
Where: Room 331 Harrell Medical Education Building
What: Book club format. The plan is to read 3-4 books during the course of the year. Meetings will occur during lunchtime. Participants are encouraged but not required to read the book. There will also be a discussion board option for continued conversation, and sharing parenting wins, losses, and dilemmas with the village.
An initial welcome/interest meeting is planned for February 10th from 12 pm to 1 pm in room 331. The next meeting will be in March to discuss the first book. The first book will be “Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans” by Michaeleen Doucleff.
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.