Dr. Carrie Byington

Celebration of Women in Medicine & Science


A Celebration of Women in Medicine and Science will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. It is a series of workshops, panel discussions, and a rotating roundtable discussion showcasing the wonderful contributions of women in medicine and science. The events highlight women in all positions as well as highlighting the wonderful allies that support them. 

The events are part of our celebration of the American Medical Association's Women in Medicine Month, in which we recognize and honor women's advancements in the field of medicine. 

We encourage any person that is directly involved in medicine and science, supports women in medicine and science, or just wants to learn more. Everyone is welcome regardless of gender and encouraged to attend!

A Celebration of Women in Medicine & Science is co-hosted by the UCR School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Strategic Initiatives and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 

Register to attend the Celebration of Women in Medicine & Science

Event Information

When: Events will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: UCR Alumni and Visitors Center.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Questions: Email FacultyDevelopment@medsch.ucr.edu

Dr. Carrie Byington

Keynote Address · Dr. Carrie L. Byington

Carrie L. Byington, M.D., is executive vice president of University of California Health and an academic physician-scientist who has focused primarily on bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens in children. She is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

Byington's talk is titled "From Imposter to Leader: A Story of Integration," and will reflect on overcoming the societal construct of imposter syndrome and on the importance of integrating our life stories as strengths for our leadership journeys.

Byington's career accomplishments include awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Inventors. She was the Chair of the Infectious Diseases Advisory Group for the US Olympic Committee, responsible for protecting Team USA athletes and staff from Zika Virus during the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The presentation is open to everyone, regardless of gender, who is directly involved in medicine and science, who supports women in medicine and science, or who wants to learn more.