Special Interest Groups/ Sections: Women In CMR

This group is open to any SCMR member. If you are interested in being a part of this group, attending the meetings and receiving updates on group activities, please join.

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The women in CMR working group was founded in 2013 with the overall goal of connecting members of the society who are interested in fostering diversity in our scientific community, particularly in what pertains to gender representation. The main aims of our group are to increase female participation in the field, especially in leadership roles. It is also the goal of the group to raise awareness of disparities in clinical and imaging presentation of cardiovascular diseases that affect women.

The mission statements of the group are summarized in the 4 below sentences:
1.    Support and encourage the presence of  women in leadership positions in the CMR national and international community; 
2.    Create opportunities for female CMR researchers/physicians/scientists; 
3.    Mentor female CMR professionals, particularly in the initial phase of their career; 
4.    Retain female CMR professionals in the scientific societies and inspire junior female professionals to pursue a career in CMR       

Current Focus:
The group meets during the SCMR annual meeting, and throughout the year through teleconferencing.     

This year, the main focus of the groups has been on:
1.    Increasing visibility and membership, with special attention to trainees and young members. 
2.    Exploring funding sources that could support the participation of trainees in the annual meeting and in the society overall
3.    Generating a review paper to emphasize the importance of recognizing gender differences in cardiovascular imaging diagnosis.

If you are interested in getting involved, please visit our Facebook page and feel free to contact us with suggestions.


  • Chair - M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD, MS, FAHA, FACC (Medstar Georgetown University Hospital)
  • Karen G. Ordovas MD, (University of California San Francisco School of Medicine) University of California San Francisco
  • Subha Raman, MD (The Ohio State University)
  • Jeanette  Schulz-Menger, MD (Charité University Medicine Berlin/HELIOS Clinic Berlin)
  • Lauren Baldassarre, MD (Yale University) Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, PhD, Physiotherapist at Lund University, Sweden
  • Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci MD, PhD, FESC, FRCP (University of Bristol)
  • Luba Frank, MD (University of Michigan)
  • Kimberly Kallianos, MD(University of California San Francisco)
  • Dara Kraitchman (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Chia-Ying Liu, PhD (National Institutes of Health)
  • Sophie Mavrogeni, MD (Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center)
  • Elisa McAlindon, MD (University Hospitals Bristol)


Women in CMR File Cabinet

Recent Forum Activity
Welcome to Women in CMR Working Group Page on SCMR.org
Posted by: LISA COLANGELO, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Forum: General Discussion
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Committee Chair
Monvadi B. Srichai-Parsia


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