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Sexual Harassment Under the Microscope

4th Annual Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH) Symposium

Focusing on #MeToo and #TimesUp in academia, research, and healthcare professions.

Rosalind Franklin at a Microscope

September 12, 2019
4 - 6:30 p.m.
Rosalind Franklin University
HSB 2.710
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

Complimentary admission. Registration required.

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have exposed the widespread impact of sexual harassment on a victim's mental health and career advancement. Sexual harassment also harms institutions by failing to protect employees and cultivate the best talent. This symposium will examine the effect of sexual harassment on women and men across the science and healthcare professions, fields in which women often predominate but have failed to reach leadership parity.    

Continuing Education Credit Information


4:00 - Reception
4:30 - Welcome by RFUMS President Wendy Rheault
4:35 - Opening Remarks by Rosalind Franklin
4:50 - Keynote by Veronica Arreola: "What students expect in the #MeToo era."
5:30 - Panel Discussion: "Sexual/gender harassment in science & healthcare"
6:15 - Audience Q&A
6:30 - Wrap-up and thank-you's

Opening Remarks

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin, CPCC, ACC

A member of Rosalind Franklin University's Board of Trustees since 2004, Ms. Rosalind Franklin represents the Franklin family in honor of her aunt, whose pioneering work in X-ray crystallography led to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Ms. Franklin is a certified professional coach and consultant and principal of Rosalind Franklin Group, providing executive coaching for nonprofit and individual clients.  A musician (harpist) by training, she also co-founded The California Symphony, an award-winning nonprofit arts organization.

Keynote Speaker

"What students expect in the #MeToo Era"

Veronica Arreola

Veronica Arreola, MPA

Director, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science program. Former Director, UIC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program.

Ms. Arreola bridges the divide between education, advocacy and policy to promote women from all backgrounds in science, technology and related fields.  A highly sought speaker, she communicates across many platforms to empower women in the workplace and across society.


Ron Kaplan, PhD
Executive Vice-President for Research, RFUMS

Brenda Affinati, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Sciences, RFUMS/Chicago Medical School

Tamekia Scott, EdD
Associate VP for Diversity & Inclusion, RFUMS

Jenna Kuczek
2nd year student, RFUMS/Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

Lise Eliot, PhD (Moderator)
Executive Chair of Foundational Sciences & Humanities, RFUMS/Chicago Medical School

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