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Committee on the Status of Women


The purpose of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is to encourage open communication regarding the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The CSW will facilitate the development and contribution of women affiliated with UTHealth by expanding and improving the opportunities for the advancement of women to achieve their maximum potential.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Provide a forum for women at UTHealth to enable and support advancement in their professional careers by:
    • Identifying opportunities and strategies for advancement to assist in creating an optimal work environment;
    • Bringing issues forward that are relevant to women and the UTHealth community;
    • Identifying and creating strategies for overcoming obstacles to advancement
    • Developing and disseminating educational materials; and
    • Sponsoring seminars and workshops.
  2. Provide a forum for women at UTHealth to build collegial relationships by:
    • Involving committee members and the broader community in the activities of the CSW; 
    • Establishing a communication network including a website; and
    • Creating outreach and learning opportunities for women in UTHealth to interact.
  3. Supporting the advancement of women within UTHealth and the affiliated health care institutions and the community by:
    • Assisting in dissemination of information about site-specific activities to the larger UTHealth community;
    • Improving communication and efficient use of resources throughout the UTHealth community.
  4. Provide the university's executive leadership with ongoing information and recommendations for change, to improve the status of women faculty, staff and students at UTHealth.

December 14, 2015 to February 5, 2016

The Distinguished Professional Woman (DPW) Award was established in 1984 to honor exceptional women.  The CSW is currently seeking nominations.  For details on guidelines and nomination form click on the Awards Page.
Submission deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016.


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