MEDA Inaugural Symposium & Networking: Tracey Hermanstyne (WashU Developmental Biology), Joyce Balls-Berry (WashU Neurology)

May 12, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Holden Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) Inaugural Symposium will provide presentations on career paths and mentorships, followed by a networking reception with group discussions.

This event is open to all within the Washington University School of Medicine. MEDA is a Department of Medicine initiative and funded by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

Register for symposium

Featured Speakers

  • Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology
    Director of the HHMI Driving Change Initiative and the Joint Post-Baccalaureate Program in Physics, Math, and Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Co-Director of the IMSD program
  • Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
    Associate Professor, Neurology

    Inaugural Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center


  • 4 p.m. – Introduction and Overview of MEDA
  • 4:15 p.m. – Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD
  • 4:35 p.m. – Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
  • 4:55 p.m. – Wrap Up
  • 5 p.m. – Networking Session
  • 5:30 p.m. – Small Group Breakout Rooms
    • Promoting Success as a Leader and Mentor (Conversations with Senior Faculty)
    • Transitioning to a Successful Mentor (Conversations with Early Faculty)
    • Gaining Mentorship for a Successful Outlook (Conversations with Trainees, Postdocs, and Early Faculty

Note: This is an in-person event, but a Zoom link can be requested for the featured speaker portion of this event by contacting Jennifer Mosher.