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Women in Physiology Committee

PURPOSE: The Women in Physiology Committee (WIPC) works to actively increase the participation and promote the success and leadership of women in physiology and the Society.

MEETINGS: The committee meets twice annually. Meetings may be conducted either in-person or virtually, depending on need. Other work of the committee may be conducted electronically.  


WIPC is composed of four or more regular members of the Society, plus two trainees (a graduate student and postdoctoral member). A member of the Careers Opportunities in Physiology Committee and a Council liaison are ex officio members of the Committee, without vote. The director of member communities serves as staff liaison.

  • Investigate and advance issues pertaining to the education, employment and professional opportunities available to women in physiology.
  • Propose appropriate goals and strategies to advance gender equity throughout the Society and the discipline.
  • Work across the Society to develop and execute strategies to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination in science and within the Society and discipline.
  • Administer a mentoring program for early career women physiologists.
  • Coordinate activities with other such committees on women within the FASEB organization and those of other scientific societies that meet intermittently with the Society.
  • Submit a written annual report to Council at their spring meeting, as part of the consent agenda, providing activities from the previous 12 months. The report will be due three weeks ahead of the meeting.  

Committee Members