Nyima Ali, MD (Center) Consults with Her Pediatrician Colleague Michael Do, MD, and Angelita Valdez, Medical Assistant, at Valleywise Health
Nyima Ali, MD (Center) Consults with Her Pediatrician Colleague Michael Do, MD, and Angelita Valdez, Medical Assistant, at Valleywise Health

Women in Medicine and Science: Breaking Barriers, Leading Change

Kimberly A. Nichols, MLA
Kimberly A. Nichols, MLA
Nyima Ali, MD (Center) Consults with Her Pediatrician Colleague Michael Do, MD, and Angelita Valdez, Medical Assistant, at Valleywise Health
Nyima Ali, MD (Center) Consults with Her Pediatrician Colleague Michael Do, MD, and Angelita Valdez, Medical Assistant, at Valleywise Health

Every September, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix proudly celebrates Women in Medicine and Science Month (WIMS) by featuring women who are advancing health care through their service as physicians, scientists and teachers. These outstanding women are “Breaking Barriers, Leading Change,” in specialties they love and guiding others as role models.

We are pleased to spotlight women who:

  • Excel in specialties in which women are underrepresented.
  • Are distinguished in their respective fields.
  • Lead advancements in health care.
  • Champion future generations of women in medicine and science.

These unique stories provide insight into women whose voices ring true as they speak about those who inspired them, the lessons they’ve learned, breaking into their specialties, the challenges they’ve faced and what the future holds for them. We invite you to meet the 2021 WIMS class.

Meet Our Women in Medicine and Science

 

About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.