The Academic Women’s Network was established in 1990 by women faculty at WUSM to promote professional interactions and career development and to assist and mentor women in science and medicine.

We provide our members an opportunity to network, advocate, inspire and learn.

It's easy to become an AWN member! Just visit our membership page for more information. We look forward to having you join our group!

A Message from the AWN President:

AWN members,

Given the current issues surrounding COVID-19, AWN will not be hosting a Spring Dinner until further notice.

I know these are trying times.The AWN BOD is committed to providing our members with pertinent and factual information for our planning purposes.  

BJH and Washington University are working diligently, effectively and cooperatively with BJC on appropriate plans for the collective well-being of all of us, and our patients.

I will be providing periodic updates as appropriate.  

COVID: Information/Updates:

  • COVID-19 resources and informational webinars/events are now live on the AWN website (below). Links have been provided to the Wash U and BJC informational pages for continuous updates. Additional webinars and informational sessions will be added as they become available.
  • CDC Webinar: COVID-19 and clinicians caring for children or pregnant women for Date: Thursday, 12 March Time: 1:00 to 2:00 CT (see attached)
  • BJC Town Hall link Date: Thursday, March 12; Time: 4 – 5 pm Link: Please open the URL using Chrome (the stream won’t work in IE)


Our colleagues and our patients need each of you stand up and be the leaders you are.  This will mean leading by example:

  • As guidance comes out from the hospital, know them, follow them and be a resource for your colleagues.  
  • Take care of each other - Stressful times impact people and their families in different ways, often in ways we can't see. If a friend or colleague is acting out of character, consider reaching out when appropriate.  
  • Take care of yourself - We most effectively care for patients or uphold other responsibilities if we are taking care of ourselves at home and at work.

You are an example of strength, dignity and integrity.  This is the culture we expect and will embody on a daily basis as we provide excellence in the work we do daily. 

Warm regards,

Tiffany Osborn

Tiffany M. Osborn, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Section of Acute Care Surgical Services
Surgical/Trauma Critical Care
Barnes Jewish Hospital 

Director: Barnes-Jewish Hospital Sepsis Quality Improvement Program
Physician Champion: BJC Healthcare Sepsis Quality Improvement Program
Co-Director: Department of Surgery Leadership Development Program
President: Academic Women's Network

COVID-19 Information and Updates:

COCA Call - CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—Information for Clinicians Caring for Children and Pregnant Women


During this COCA Call, presenters will focus on current information about COVID-19 as it relates to children and pregnant women. Topics will include infection prevention and control measures in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings (CDC’s Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings) and resources available to care for pediatric patients. 

Special Request: Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we kindly ask participants to access it in a group format, if possible, to allow for the maximum number of people to participate.

Watch on Facebook: You may also participate in this COCA Call by joining COCA's Facebook Live.  

Advanced registration is not required.

Continuing Education will not be offered for this COCA Call. 

There will only be a few slides for this COCA Call. Slides will not advance during the presentation portion of this webinar. You can find the slides under the "Call Materials" tab on the call page.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm (ET)

Please click the link below to join:

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,200932054# or +16699006833,,200932054# 

Or Telephone:
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833  

Webinar ID: 200 932 054

International numbers available:

If you are unable to attend this live COCA Call, it will be available to view on-demand a few hours after the call. 

Romeo Galang, MD, MPH

COVID-19 Response Clinical Team

Healthcare Response and Worker Safety Task Force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kate Woodworth, MD, MPH

COVID-19 Response Maternal Child Health Team

At-Risk Task Force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Emergency Risk Communication Branch in the Division of Emergency Operations, Center for Preparedness and Response is responsible for the management of all COCA products.

For information about this update or other clinical issues, or to send your feedback, please contact us at

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