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Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) – women helping women move forward

AWSM is a program initiated by Dr. Betty Diamond, in an effort to advance the career opportunities and career satisfaction of female scientists at the Feinstein Institutes. We are composed of a group of Feinstein Institutes female faculty members who lead programs in basic, translational and clinical research in a wide variety of areas. The core initiatives of AWSM are in recognition, career development, advocacy and education, and networking and mentoring.

For more information, please contact AWSM Presidents Dr. Lior Brimberg at (516) 562-2919/[email protected], or Dr. Kim R. Simpfendorfer at (516) 562-2952/[email protected].

The Chinese Association at the Feinstein Institutes (CAFI)—a celebration of culture, diversity and collaborative research

CAFI was created to celebrate Chinese culture and promote academic exchanges among Feinstein Institutes researchers. The group is composed of more than 60 researchers who have a Chinese background, but anyone from any cultural background is welcome to join. CAFI is an all-volunteer organization established to facilitate cultural celebrations and scientific collaborations between Chinese scholars and students within the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. The group organizes indoor gatherings as well as outdoor events (such as picnics and sports) during major Chinese holidays, with generous support from external and internal sources. CAFI was initiated by Dr. Jianli Chen, and is currently led by Dr. Dan Li. For more information, please contact Dr. Li at [email protected].

The Feinstein Academy of Scholars—an integrated, cohesive network of researchers and scholars who share a passion to revolutionize translational research

The Academy brings together world-renowned scientists who share the Feinstein Institutes' mission to produce knowledge to cure disease. Founding members of the Academy include recipients of an honorary doctoral degree from the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular MedicineMarsh and Match lecturers and recipients of the Cerami, Ross or Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) prizes, and other Feinstein Institutes awardees. For more information, please contact Annette Lee at [email protected].

View a list of our founding members.

To learn more about the 2019 Feinstein Academy of Scholars Symposium, click here

The Young Investigators Society—an academic association of research trainees in the basic science programs of Feinstein Institutes

Our goals are to provide an environment that promotes networking and fosters career development, and to enhance the visibility of the Institutes through the success of its research trainees. We are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and junior faculty—any Feinstein Institutes researcher in these training positions is welcome to join the group. We meet once a week in person to engage in a variety of career-related activities, and often invite internal or external experts to discuss inspiring research or career development, and do team-building activities. For more information, contact Julia Su at [email protected], or Naomi I. Maria at [email protected].