Charting the waters

(From left) Angela Sharkey, M.D., professor of pediatrics; Tamara Hershey, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, of neurology and of radiology; Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D., the Alumni Endowed Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Developmental Biology; Susan Mackinnon, M.D., the Sydney M., Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor of Surgery and chair of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Diana Gray, M.D., associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of radiology, discuss women in science and medicine at the Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) symposium and panel Sept. 26 at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. In the symposium, Nerbonne; Mackinnon; Hershey; Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D., associate professor of surgery; and Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, of pathology and immunology and of neurobiology, spoke about their research and about special issues and obstacles for women in their respective fields. The Office of Faculty Affairs and the Department of Pediatrics’ Office of Faculty Development sponsored SWIMS.