2012-2013 AWN Board
Linda Peterson, President
Linda Peterson, MD is an associate professor of medicine and radiology. She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and did her medicine internship, residency and cardiology fellowship training at Barnes Hospital before joining the cardiology faculty. Her research interests are the effects obesity and diabetes on the heart’s structure, function, metabolism, and energetics. Using multimodality imaging techniques she is able to quantify the effects of these diseases and novel treatments, in vivo, in humans.
She is also very interested in teaching and mentoring junior faculty, fellows, residents, and students. Along with being a member of the board of the Academic Women’s Network, she is on the Washington University Medical School Alumni Board, and the Faculty Rights Committee, and is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council. Her clinical interest is in echocardiography, metabolic exercise testing, and cardiac rehabilitation. She is on the AWN Board and serves as President.
Claudia Hilton, Secretary
Dr. Hilton returned to school to earn her doctorate after a career as an occupational therapist. She finished a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in May and is currently on the faculty of occupational therapy, where her research focus is on factors affecting participation by individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She was recently named a fellow by the American Occupational Therapy Association for her contributions to research and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Linda Larson-Prior, Treasurer
Linda Larson-Prior, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the integration electrophysiological and functional imaging data in human subjects to investigate the neurobiological bases of state changes and state transitions in the brain. A primary research focus is in the neural network dynamics of sleep, with a secondary focus on the role of sleep in learning, memory and cognitive performance across the lifespan. As an alumna of the Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics Course, she retains a strong interest in mentoring at all levels of an academic career. She has been an invited workshop leader in mentor/mentee relations, has taught in the Washington University Postdoctoral Development series on mentoring relationships, and has herself mentored high school, undergraduate, graduate and junior faculty members.
She is currently a facilitator in the program for Peer Group Mentoring of Women Faculty. She joined the AWN board as a pre-clinical counselor in 2008 and was elected treasurer in 2009.
Anne Glowinski, President-Elect
Anne Glowinski is an Associate Professor and the Training Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is active in research focusing on developmental psychopathology, in education and mentoring of medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty and in the development of clinical programs to better serve youth with mental health disorders.
She has a weekly clinic. Anne has a special interest in leadership mindsets and behaviors, and their development: she is pioneering a leadership seminar for the Child Psychiatry Residents. She is the AWN president-elect.
Joan Luby, Past-President
Dr. Luby is a Professor of Psychiatry (Child) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and is founder and director of the Washington University School of Medicine Early Emotional Development Program (EEDP). The EEDP is a clinical research program that focuses on the study and treatment of affective disorders in preschool age children. Dr. Luby’s clinical work and research focuses more specifically on characterizing and understanding infant/preschool depressive disorders. More recently, these studies have extended into investigations of alterations in brain development in children with early onset depression in collaboration with neuroimaging colleagues, Drs. Deanna Barch and Kelly Botteron. Work in the EEDP has provided the first large scale empirical studies that have established the criteria for identification, validation and clinical characteristics as well as longitudinal course and early intervention in depressive syndromes in the preschool age group.
Dr. Luby was awarded Gerald Klearman award for outstanding research from NARSAD in 2004 currently chairs the infancy committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Mentorship and motherhood are key areas of focus and interest. She is on the AWN Board and serves as Past-President.
Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, Clinical Counselor
Dr. Rivera-Spoljaric joined the Pediatric Allergy/Pulmonary Division in 2004 as a fellow in pediatric pulmonology and later joined the faculty after completing her fellowship in 2007. She is the Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Technology Dependent Child Clinic and also provides consultative services at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in general sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. She received her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital and her Pulmonology fellowship at St Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO. She joined the faculty of Washington University in 2007. She is board certified in Pediatrics. She is a member of several organizations including the American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Rivera’s research interests include childhood asthma and technology dependent children. She is involved with research efforts through the Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) network and AsthmaNet, both multi-centered networks examining therapeutic approaches to childhood asthma.
Denise Willers, Clinical Counselor
Denise Willers, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her clinical practice is in general obstetrics and gynecology and she does surgery and deliveries at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She completed medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2000 and OB/GYN residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2004. She is active in resident education. She also has interests in HIV infection in pregnancy and prevention of HIV through testing. She is the chair of the Perinatal HIV Working Group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. She has a secondary appointment in the Pediatrics Department and works at The Spot, an adolescent center in the Central West End.
She currently serves as a clinical counselor for the AWN board.
Lisa Connor, Pre-Clinical Counselor
Since my doctorate, my research has focused on understanding the cognitive and brain bases of changes in word retrieval across the lifespan and after brain injury. Over time, my interest in contributing to the understanding of how to maximize functional communication and enhance the daily life experiences for people with aphasia has grown. My current work employs behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to understand how the brain changes after injury and how to support functional recovery through rehabilitation.
She currently serves as a pre-clinical counselor on the AWN Board.
Donna Jeffe, Pre-Clinical Counselor
Donna B. Jeffe, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Health Behavior Research and is Director of the Health Behavior, Communication, and Outreach Core of the Siteman Cancer Center. Donna has expertise in survey design, validation, and psychometrics, qualitative research, and program evaluation; she studies personal and situational factors in relation to health-risk/health-promoting behaviors and emotional adjustment to disease, focusing on quality of life in cancer patients and cancer prevention and control in underserved groups. She also has an active educational-outcomes research program, with special interest in recruitment, retention and promotion of women and underrepresented minorities in science and medicine. Her research is funded by the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Donna mentors residents, fellows, and faculty at the School of Medicine as well as undergraduate and graduate students at universities in the St. Louis metropolitan area and around the country. She also was a facilitator in the program for Peer Group Mentoring of Women Faculty and has served on the Executive Committee to the Faculty Council (ECFC) since 2006, as Research Track Representative and, since 2010, on the Faculty Rights Committee. She joined the AWN board as a pre-clinical counselor in 2012.
Tamara Hershey, GEC Representative, AWNings Editor
Tamara Hershey, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research is in the fields of cognitive and clinical neuroscience and has been supported by foundation awards and career development and research awards from NIH. Her lab focuses on two primary lines of research: The neural underpinnings of cognitive and mood dysfunction in disorders relevant to dopamine and the basal ganglia (e.g. Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome) and the effects of diabetes and obesity on the brain, particularly during development.
She has been very involved in mentoring and faculty development issues, serving as mentor to multiple junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows, as Board Member for the Academic Women’s Network and as a peer-mentor group facilitator. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for AWNings, the quarterly newsletter for the AWN and is the AWN representative to the School of Medicine’s Gender Equity Committee.
Kathleen Berchelmann, Co-Director
Kathleen M. Berchelmann, M.D., is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Social Media Team, co-founder of the ChildrensMD hospital physician blog, and founder of http://www.catholicpediatrics.com. She is a 1998 graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a 2003 graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to medical school, she attended divinity school at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Berchelmann is a board-certified pediatrician, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems. She enjoys teaching medical students, medical informatics, and providing parenting support. Dr. Berchelmann has four children.
Kelly Ross, Co-Director
Kelly L. Ross, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a pediatric hospitalist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She serves as Director of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
As a mother of premature triplets, Dr. Ross’ clinical interests include multiple birth, neonatal prematurity – especially in the late preterm infant, and post partum depression- as it relates to high risk pregnancies. Dr. Ross served as a consultant on a National Institute of Mental Health-funded grant to educate medical professionals about postpartum depression. She is the Medical Director of Mothers of Supertwins (MOST), an international organization that exists to support families who have triplets, quadruplets or more and she is Co-Director of the newly created Washington University Perinatal Behavioral Health Service.
Dr. Ross enjoys providing education and emotional support to parents one-on-one and via social and traditional media. She has co-developed two educational videos about multiple birth families. She has been featured in a TLC/Discovery Channel documentary about a family of quintuplets, interviewed by Newsweek, NPR’s On Point, Pregnancy magazine and various other local news programs. She is featured in a monthly email to parents from Babycenter.com and appears regularly on the am Fox 2 news segment STLMoms. Along with three of her hospitalist colleagues, she blogs as a “Mom Doc” on http://www.ChildrensMomDocs.org. She is co-editor of Expecting Multiples: A Comprehensive Guide for Expectant Parents, a book for couples expecting triplets or more.
|Nominating Committee:||Lisa Moscoso, M.D., Ph.D.(chair)
Anne Glowinski, M.D., MPE
| Program Committee:
Brown Bag Seminars
Anne Glowinski, M.D., MPE
Linda Peterson, M.D.
Katherine Rivera, M.D.
Anne Glowinski, M.D., MPE
Ad Hoc Committees
|2012 Women’s Health Symposia||Abby Hollander, M.D. (chair)
Teresa Deshields, Ph.D.
|AWNings Editorial Board||Tamara Hershey, Ph.D. (chair)
Anne Glowinski, M.D.
Ann Gronowski, Ph.D.
Linda Larson-Prior, Ph.D.
Lisa Moscoso, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen O’Malley, Ph.D.
|Committee for the 25th Gala||Lisa Connor, Ph.D.
Katherine Rivera, M.D.
|Executive Committee of the
Faculty Council (representative)
|Joan Luby, M.D.|
|Gender Equity Committee
|Tamara Hershey, Ph.D.|
|Twitter and Facebook Committee||Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.
Kelly Ross, M.D.
|Website||Lisa Moscoso, M.D., Ph.D.
Anna Blanchard (webmaster)