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Mothers Leading Science program welcomes ten researcher-moms

CTSI has welcomed the fourth cohort of researcher-moms into Mothers Leading Science, a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who are raising young children.

The University of Minnesota program addresses the challenges faced by women who are mothers in academic health sciences research through dedicated programming and facilitation, networking, annual retreats, peer support and connection, and resilience and leadership training.

Over the years, it has helped researcher-moms become more confident leaders and parents, align their career paths with personal values, and rekindle their passion for research. The program has since played an important role in retaining highly skilled scientists in academic health research, and expanded to other universities.

New Mothers Leading Science participants

Sommer Amundsen-Huffmaster, PhD
Assistant professor
UMN Department of Neurology

Mimi Choy-Brown, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
UMN School of Social Work

Anne Frosch, MD, MPH
Infectious disease and internal medicine physician
Hennepin Healthcare

Sandra Japuntich, PhD, LP
Clinical psychologist
Hennepin Healthcare 

Jiwoo Lee, PhD, RN
Assistant professor
UMN School of Nursing

Sahar Lotfi-Emran, MD, PhD
Assistant professor
UMN Department of Medicine

Zohar Sachs, MD, PhD
Assistant professor
UMN Department of Medicine

Sabrina Scroggins, PhD
Assistant professor
UMN Department of Biomedical Sciences, Duluth Campus

Lindsey Sloan, MD, MPH
Assistant professor
UMN Department of Radiation Oncology

Anna Tischler, PhD
Associate professor
UMN Department of Microbiology and Immunology