The WINM committee is charged with promoting women physicians and scientists in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging; fostering the development of professional interests; addressing problems encountered in the practice of nuclear medicine; promoting leadership and career development in women; raising awareness of scientific contributions of women in nuclear medicine; recognizing the challenges of balancing career and family; promoting fair and equitable treatment; and improving the climate for women in nuclear medicine in all stages of their careers.
Welcome to Women in Nuclear Medicine!
Female professionals worldwide provide vital healthcare in a milieu that can include overt and unconscious bias, diminished support systems, fewer opportunities, and lower pay compared to males. In our careers as healthcare professionals, we’ve all seen and participated in these scenarios, either as a help or hindrance (and sometimes both).
In an effort to promote the careers and well-being of women physicians, scientists, and technologists in nuclear medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) created a committee on Women in Nuclear Medicine (WINM). In 2018-2019, the committee will expand its reach into the lives of female nuclear medicine professionals worldwide, partner with other women’s organizations and professional societies, and actively promote women’s participation in all facets of professional life.
Last year, the committee supported women through society networking events, evaluating and supporting member promotions, a mentor-mentee matchup, educational programming at society meetings, webinar book clubs, and promoting women’s achievements through the social media site Instagram.
In 2018-2019, the committee will expand its reach into the lives of female nuclear medicine professionals worldwide, partner with other professional societies, and actively promote women’s participation in all facets of professional life. Look for information on upcoming webinar book clubs, meeting events and opportunities, and initiatives on this website, in our twice yearly newsletter, and on following Women in Nuclear Medicine social media sites (@women_in_nuclear_medicine Instagram, Twitter and Facebook).
Judging from the interest and enthusiasm shown by attendance at the WINM programs, book clubs and social media so far, I predict we will grow and continue to support women as they make significant and long-lasting contributions to the future of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Please join us! We welcome you all.
Paige Bennett, MD
WINM Committee Chairperson
Visit SNMMI Connect and search for "Women in Nuclear Medicine".
The Women in Nuclear Medicine e-community was created to share the WINM newsletters, events, news, and be a place where WINM members can share advice and connect with each other.
It is critical that women who aspire to leadership positions within their institutions or within the Society gain access to training and networking opportunities that will equip them for the voyage to do so. Several senior women members of the SNMMI have come forward to establish the Curie Women in Leadership Fund to ensure that access to such opportunities is there for the next generation. The Fellowship will fund registration and travel-related costs up to $5,000 for the recipient to attend an appropriate AAMC Leadership Series professional development seminar for early or mid-career women faculty with clear potential for advancement to a major administrative position and/or leadership within a professionally related society such as the SNMMI. Once we identify a candidate we want to support, she must then apply to the AAMC through its website. There is a chance that the winner chosen by ERF may not be chosen by the AAMC to attend the seminar, in which case other similar opportunities will be sought out by ERF.
Eligibility - Applicant must have been a member of SNMMI for at least one year prior to application. Current or past membership on an SNMMI (or similar organization) Committee is favorable, but not required.
Contact information - For further information, ERF may please email email@example.com of contact us at Phone: 402.507.5125 or Direct: 402.507.5127.
Applications for this award are now closed and will open again in 2017.
Don’t Wait! Join Now!
If you are interested in becoming involved with Women in Nuclear Medicine Committee initiatives, please contact Michelle Ewing, Senior Governance and Volunteer Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in being a mentor/mentee, please send an email to Michelle Ewing at email@example.com. Please include your name, title, affiliation, and areas of interest.
Spotlights, Promotions, Awards and Achievements
The WINM would like to feature women who have received awards in the past year, women who have been promoted, women who have achieved (new degrees, new businesses, publications, presentations, appointments to committees/task forces/study sections, etc.), as well as any new trainees you may have in your program.
If you would like to be featured, please send a photo (phone pictures are fine) and information for the caption including your name, title, hospital/organization name, and the achievement to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information will be shared on the WINM Instagram page and may be included in the newsletter.
If you are going up for promotion this academic year or next, we’d like to know! Women in Nuclear Medicine may be able to support your application in some way. Please contact us at email@example.com and let us know how we can help you.
Nuclear Medicine Jobs
The job market in nuclear medicine appears to be opening up. If you have an open positions in your organization, consider emailing the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post it on our website.