karen kim

Dr. Karen Kim, 2016 Impact Award

Dr. Karen Kim is a Professor of Medicine, Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Division of Biological Sciences, Director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities, and an affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Politics and Center for Gender Studies. Dr. Kim is one of only a handful of women with full professorship at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine’s 1000+ faculty. She has leveraged her influence for the last 15 years to become a vocal proponent for the advancement of women in higher education and medicine. Dr. Kim’s leadership in advancing women in medicine is notable by several leadership positions she has held. Dr. Kim served on the Advisory Committee for the Office of Research in Women’s Health for the National Institute of Health, a national committee to ensure representation of women in science, medicine and research, led by the University Chicago Medicine’s Women’s committee. She supported and co-created the first Women in Medicine curriculum for the Pritzker School of Medicine students to discuss and build capacity around skill based leadership and communication. Her passion for mentorship of women was recently acknowledged as a recipient of the Arnold Mentorship Award. Dr. Kim has been a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion and to ensure that Asian women are included in opportunities that promote advancement. She was a member of the Asian Women’s Association and is currently a member of the Korean Women’s International network.

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