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WIMS Officers and Advisors

WIMS Advisors

Dr. Angela Cantrell
Associate Professor, Medical Education, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dr. Sara Cross
Assistant Professor, Medical Education, Medicine/Infectious Disease 

Dr. Catherine Womack
Assistant Dean Office of Student Affairs; Associate Professor of Medicine 

Dr. Natalie Dunlap
Internal Medicine 

Dr. Amber Thacker
Associate Professor of Med-Peds 

WIMS 2019-2020 Executive Board

Madhuri Prasad: President
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My name is Madhuri Prasad, and I am currently a fourth-year medical student. I’m from Memphis, TN and did my undergrad at Rhodes College where I majored in Biochemistry. Currently, I’m applying for pediatrics! I’ve always been hugely passionate about women’s health so when I joined WIMS as an M1, I was thrilled to see so many valuable resources, such as A Step Ahead Foundation and Sister Supply, in which I could channel my passions into. It’s an incredibly supportive and amazing community of women who come together to make a difference in the local Memphis community, and I’m so honored to be a part of it.


Deborah Mi: Vice President
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I was born in New York, raised in Hong Kong (the best city in the world!) and attended college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I love moving around and have also lived in Tampa, where I received a master's from University of South Florida, and Nashville, where I worked in research at Vanderbilt before coming to Memphis for medical school. I'm a current third year student and am loving clinical rotations! My hobbies include painting, working out, traveling, music shows/concerts/festivals, and trying all the good food that each city has to offer. I was drawn to WIMS because I'm passionate about women's healthcare, and supporting women in STEM careers.


Anna Joy Rogers: Secretary
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Hi y’all! My name is Anna Joy. I grew up internationally but feel like a true Southerner now. I went to undergrad at Boston University and majored in epidemiology and medical anthropology. I also got a doctorate in public health because I’m passionate about improving health care systems for pregnant and reproductive-aged women. I love WIMS because it is a supportive environment for everyone who wants to see women and diverse representation in medicine. In addition to enjoying woodworking and biking, I love being a mom to my kids. I look forward to meeting everyone!


Caroline Brown: Treasurer and Fundraising Chair
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I am a proud to call Memphis my hometown. I received a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience at the University of Memphis. I am considering a future in a surgical specialty, particularly cardiothoracic surgery, but am also drawn towards interventional cardiology. WIMS is focused on building the connections between women in our community and empowering one another. I am very fortunate to a part of an organization that focuses on important issues and has fun doing it!


Katie Lants: Media Director
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Bio: Hi! My name is Katie and I’m originally from Little Rock, AR. I studied Neurobiology and Global Health at Northwestern University and moved to Nashville after graduation. In my two gap years, I did research in neurovascular imaging at Vanderbilt Medical Center. In my free time in Memphis, I love going to coffee shops and dog parks with my dog, Josie. I also like to hike, run, and travel. WIMS has been an amazing way for me to make friends and meet local physicians here in Memphis. I appreciate the work WIMS does in empowering female students, and I feel lucky to be a part of it! 


Navila Sharif: Logistics Coordinator
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Hi everyone! My name is Navila and I’m originally from Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh but grew up in Nashville, TN. I did my undergrad at Vanderbilt University where I majored in Neuroscience. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, exploring Memphis, and trying out new restaurants. I’m currently undecided on a future specialty but have an interest in pediatrics or internal medicine, and hope to incorporate international medicine into my career as well. The opportunity to connect with classmates and network with physicians while advocating for women’s health in our local community drew me to WIMS. I’ve found it to be such a supportive and encouraging group and am so excited to be a part of it. 


Eesha Singh: Community Services Representative
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I am originally from India, but I’ve lived around Memphis since I was 9. When I was an undergraduate I studied Computer Science and Neuroscience at Vanderbilt. I then took 2 gap years to do research in Baltimore before starting school at UTHSC. I’ve been involved in WIMS since before school because I was able to attend the women’s weekend and have formed a lot of friendships through it! I’m not entirely sure what I want to pursue but being around so many talented women in WIMS has helped me narrow my focus.


Kirstie Finch: Interprofessional Outreach Coordinator
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I am from Lebanon, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I majored in Biochemistry and Spanish. Some of my interests outside of medicine include traveling, trying new foods, and exploring Memphis. I first became interested in WIMS after attending Women’s Weekend prior to starting medical school. Since joining WIMS, I have enjoyed meeting new people through our lunch talks and social events. I aspire to have a bilingual practice and have an interest in medical missions.


Shelby Spicer: Mentorship Coordinator
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I grew up in Nashville, TN before attending Harding University, where I majored in Cognitive Neuroscience. I studied abroad in Zambia, Africa for the fall semester of my sophomore year, and it was during this semester that I became passionate about serving the underserved and providing the best care possible for those in my community, no matter where that may be. It was the sense of community that first drew me to WIMS – not only is WIMS a supportive and encouraging community in and of itself, but it is also an organization that seeks to serve and to be involved in the Memphis community. During my time here so far, I’ve loved exploring Memphis with my friends, running on Mud Island, and trying all the coffee shops and Mexican restaurants that the city has to offer.


Morgan Mayfield: Chattanooga Representative
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I was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I received my undergraduate degree in Business Management. Before medical school I spent two years working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Unit Clerk on a medical/surgical floor at a hospital in Chattanooga. While we enjoyed our time in Memphis, my husband and I moved back to Chattanooga for my third and fourth year of medical school and I will be applying in Emergency Medicine this fall. In my spare time, I love spending time outside, playing and watching sports, and playing with our dog Major. WIMS is such a great way to get women together and discuss the hardships of being a woman in our field and how to empower and encourage other women to pursue whatever career they choose and I want to make sure those of us rotating through or permanently in Chattanooga can continue this mission!


Alexandria Atkins: Knoxville Representative
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My name is Alexandria Atkins. I am a third year medical student. I was born and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular biology. Working with Remote Area Medical and Second Harvest Food Bank’s Food for Kids program has been very rewarding for me. I enjoy working with environmental programs that work to preserve and protect the wildlife of East Tennessee. I am honored to be starting up the WIMS program here in Knoxville. It is a privilege to bring together mentors and women in medicine to share their wisdom, skills, and support and to create programs to empower young women through community involvement.

Last Published: Oct 17, 2019