Jennifer Grandis, MD is Chosen for the Inaugural UCSF WPSS 2022 Speaker Series

February 28, 2022
Jennifer Grandis, MD, professor at UCSF OHNS

Did you know that UC San Francisco has one of the highest concentrations of physician-scientists in the country? The UCSF Women Physician-Scientist Supergroup (WPSS) is a professional network of physician-scientists across fourteen departments with the following goals:

  • Advocacy, mentorship, and networking across the post-graduate physician-scientist career pathway
  • Supporting and celebrating women bridging science and medicine at UCSF and beyond

This year, WPSS is introducing their inaugural speaker series with the goal of sharing insight and perspectives from careers in academic science and medicine, with focus on women in science, women in medicine and the physician scientist career pathway. The UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (UCSF OHNS) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Grandis, MD, distinguished professor, was selected as a speaker from a superb slate of 41 nominated candidates.

Dr. Grandis is a leader in the study of how gender shapes careers in academic medicine, and she is currently writing a book on this subject in addition to publishing a number of papers highlighting her and her team's work. Her laboratory research focuses on improving treatment strategies for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer. She develops targeted approaches to therapy in the laboratory and carries out innovative clinical trials to evaluate them.

Congratulations to Dr. Grandis! We look forward to sharing more information on the speaker series, made possible with funding from the UCSF Academic Senate Chancellor's Fund. Follow us on Twitter (@UCSF_OHNS) for updates.