Dr. Malcom speaking at the USC Rossier School of Education

Celebration of Women in Medicine & Science


A Celebration of Women in Medicine and Science will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the SOM Education II Building. The event will include a keynote address from legendary researcher Shirley Malcom, PhD as well as a forum with SOM faculty, students and staff discussing the contributions of women in medicine and science and the wonderful allies that support them. 

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!

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. 

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 Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 11 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: SOM Education Building II
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Questions: Email FacultyDevelopment@medsch.ucr.edu

Featured Speaker · Shirley Malcom, PhD

Shirley Malcom, PhD
Shirley Malcom, PhD

We are thrilled to welcome Shirley Malcom, PhD, as our speaker.

Malcom is senior advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has served at the association for over forty years supporting quality education and career access for all in STEMM. She established and now leads an ambitious new initiative (SEA Change—STEMM Equity Achievement) to transform colleges and universities in ways that support excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM. 

She received a bachelor's degree with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington, a master's degree in zoology from UCLA, and a doctorate in ecology from Pennsylvania State University. She served on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation from 1994 to 1998 and was a member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology from 1994 to 2001.