The women of today carry many hats and play numerous roles and are usually the health care decision-makers.
Women Leading Wellness helps women of the Tri-country area discuss pressing concerns as health care leaders for their families.
“Eighty percent of health care decisions are made by women, not only as
doctors through medicines but also in the groceries we buy and the
examples we set,” said Linda Austin, M.D., clinical professor of
psychiatry and director of university communications. “We have such a
fantastic group of women physicians here at MUSC who can be a great
resource for educating the women of South Carolina.”
Women Leading Wellness is a workshop series sponsored by a core group
of MUSC women in partnership with the Center for Women. On Nov.
11, Women as Mothers: Talking to Your Teens About Drugs, Drinking, and
Sex will be involve a panel discussion followed by open dialogue to aid
parents in approaching a difficult stage of life for their teenagers.
The moderators will include Kathleen Brady, M.D., and Deborah Deas,
M.D. The event is sponsored by Wachovia Bank and Skirt Magazine
with refreshments by Whole Foods.
“Any parent will worry about their child at parties,” said Austin.
“It’s such an important issue because none of us want them drinking,
especially not drinking and driving. We will have internationally
recognized experts join our community to figure out how to respond to
this complicated issue in our upcoming workshop.”
The hour-long workshop will take place at 6 p.m. in the Basic Science
Building Auditorium. For a listing of workshops and registration
information, visit http://www.musc.edu/women or call 792-5817.
Women Leading Wellness Core Group
Linda Austin, M.D., Kathleen Brady, M.D., Deborah Deas, M.D., Angela
Dempsey, M.D., Amy Mendez, Pam Morris, M.D., Darlene Shaw, Ph.D., and
Melanie Thomas, M.D.
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009