Sept. 18 event to spotlight women in science and medicine

The Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, on the Washington University Medical Center campus.

The event, in the Cori Auditorium in the McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, is sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics and Office of Faculty Development.

The keynote speaker will be: Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD, president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her talk is titled “Well Women Health for Every Body.”

Other scheduled speakers are:

  • Yumirle Turmelle, MD, assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology, at 10 a.m. Her talk is titled “The Rare Event: The Challenge and Opportunity”;
  • Keiko Hirose, MD, associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology, at 10:45 a.m. Her talk is titled “Survival of the Surgeon-Scientist: Building an Academic Career in a Surgical Specialty”;
  • Maria Remedi, PhD, research assistant professor of cell biology and physiology, at 11:15 a.m. Her talk is titled “Neonatal Diabetes: From Mice to Children”; and
  • Susan Deusinger, PhD, professor of physical therapy and neurology, at 12:10 p.m. Her talk is titled “A Professional Journey: Moving Toward New Service Delivery Models.”

The event is free, open to the public, and lunch is provided, but registration is required at under “announcements.”

For more information, contact Kim Vaninger at (314) 747-0808 or