Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd, associate professor of medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology), has been selected to serve as the next chair of the Program for Women in Internal Medicine, announced Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS, vice chair for faculty development and diversity in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Criscione-Schreiber also will serve as associate vice chair for faculty development and diversity.
The Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) is a Department of Medicine-sponsored program that includes all women faculty and trainees. Its goal is to build and maintain a supportive and equitable work environment that facilitates career advancement and satisfaction among women faculty and trainees.
“PWIM has played an important role in the Department that has focused us on aspects of faculty life that are not only relevant to women, but more broadly applicable,” said Joseph Rogers, MD, interim chair of the Department of Medicine. He noted the group has been instrumental in highlighting and developing strategies to address disparities in salary, academic advancement, and mentoring.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Criscione-Schreiber as she and the other PWIM leaders chart new directions and initiatives,” said Dr. Rogers.
Criscione-Schreiber is program director for the Rheumatology and Immunology fellowship program. She earned a medical degree from Duke University and completed her residency and fellowship at Duke. Criscione-Schreiber earned a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. She is chair the Clinician Scholar Educator advisory board for the American College of Rheumatology, she is a member of the ACR Committee on Training and Workforce and the Curriculum Subcommittee, and she serves on the editorial board for Arthritis Care and Research.
Criscione-Schreiber’s role is effective Fri., Dec. 1. She will replace Susan Gurley, MD, PhD, who is leaving Duke to become chief of nephrology at Oregon Health and Science University.
“Leading PWIM is an exciting opportunity to build on Dr. Gurley’s work with a talented group of colleagues in the faculty development and diversity group. I look forward to enhancing programs to promote career advancement for women in the Department of Medicine,” Criscione-Schreiber said.
Dr. Svetkey said that the entire Department has benefited from Susan Gurley's leadership of PWIM.
“Among many other contributions, Susan led career development activities, peer mentoring, house staff advising, social events, a climate survey, and salary equity analyses,” Svetkey said.
In announcing Criscione-Schreiber’s acceptance of the PWIM role, Svetkey noted that Criscione-Schreiber has been an active member of PWIM for many years, in addition to her role as Rheumatology fellowship director, a branch chair in the DoM Faculty Development Academy, and an education scholar.
“I'm really thrilled that Lisa has agreed to succeed Susan in leadership of PWIM,” said Svetkey. “She brings fresh ideas that will help us continually improve climate and opportunities for women in the Department of Medicine.”