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WHMC Inaugural Trainee Cohort Spring 2023 – Applications Open Now!

Apply for the Women’s Health Multidisciplinary Consortium (WHMC) Inaugural Trainee Cohort at UNC for Spring Semester 2023 (January – May 2023) by December 15th 2022!


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Mission Statement

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To create a trainee-focused, unified community of faculty, clinicians, and researchers with a vested interest in women’s health research and sex-specific pathologies.

Spring 2023 Hot Topic Seminar Series

In partnership with the Center for Women’s Health Research

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Leadership Team

Department Representatives & Inaugural Planning Committee Officers

Linnea Olsson

Linnea Olsson, MS

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Emma Bouck
Pathobiology & Translational Science

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Elizabeth Thomas

MD/PhD Candidate

Misha Fini

Misha Fini

Microbiology & Immunology


Hannah Cabre

Hannah Cabre

Physical Therapy

Nega Saggi

Neha Saggi – Social Media Officer, Undergraduate Representative

Chemistry | Pre-Health Policy & Management

Sabrina Rousselot

Sabrina Rousselot – Internal Communications Office

Master of Public Health Candidate | Maternal, Child, and Family Health

Mia Damare

Mia Damare – Advertising Officer

Exercise & Sport Science

Emily Kounlavong

Emily Kounlavong – Advertising Officer, MD-PhD Representative

MD-PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program

Advisory Committee

Russell Braoddus

Russell Broaddus, MD, PhD

Joe W. & Evelyn M. Grisham Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Wendy Brewster

Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

Associate Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Victoria Bae-Jump

Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD

Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Co-Chair, National Cancer Institute Gynecological Cancers Steering Committee’s Uterine Task Force

Beka Layton

Rebekah Layton, PhD

Director, Professional Development Programs

Bianca Allison

Bianca Allison, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Affiliated Faculty

Frank Conlon

Frank L. Conlan, PhD 

Professor, Department of Biology and Genetics


Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, General Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Medical Director for Incarcerated Women’s Health


Kavita S. Arora, MD, MBE, MS

Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology


Kristin P. Tully, PhD 

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health, UNC-Chapel Hill


Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, PhD, MPH, BHMS

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Assistant Director for Research Methods, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

Clare Harrop, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences

Benjamin Chi

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Vice Chair of Research and Innovation