Mothers Leading Science Program

Mothers Leading Science (MLS) is a year-long career development program for research-intensive female faculty in the health sciences who are raising school-age and/or young children.

It is a program designed to address the lack of representation of women in senior leadership, the high rates of attrition of female scientists and the challenges of women in academic health sciences research at the intersections of career, gender, and motherhood.

The purpose of this group is to foster professional and personal growth as leaders, provide peer mentoring, integrate the roles of scientist, woman, and mother, and build a network of peers for ongoing support throughout their careers.

Recognizing the role of parenthood and family care for many researchers, MLS will offer an annual Tips and Strategies seminar open to the University through the CTSI Career Development Seminar Series. 


Current Cohort

Current Cohort

Emilyn Alejandro, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Alicia Allen, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arizona

Anne Bantle, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Kristina Burrack, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Investigator, Division of Infectious Diseases at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI)

Forum Kamdar, MD, FACC

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Julie Ostrander, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Megan Paulsen, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Radha Rajasingham, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Elizabeth Rogers, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Sonya Wang, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology

Anna Zilverstand, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact

[email protected]
612-625-2022

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