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Monash Researcher Joins Inaugural Women's MS Group

July 31, 2019

Monash Researcher Joins Inaugural Women's MS Group

Dr. Vilija Jokubaitis, a Department of Neuroscience researcher, has become part of the inaugural executive committee of the newly announced International Women in Multiple Sclerosis (iWiMS) network.

   Dr. Jokubaitis is one of 12 committee members in the iWiMS and is overseeing mentorship within it. At Monash, she is Head of the Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics Group, MS and Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neuroscience. The iWiMS network officially announced itself this month in The Lancet Neurology. The network’s purpose is to create mentorship opportunities and foster international research collaboration, with a focus on supporting young investigators and emerging leaders. According to Dr. Jokubaitis, the iWiMS group is working to support all people, irrespective of gender or color, to achieve parity and equity in the field by providing mentorship, opportunities for collaboration, opportunities to present at conferences, and also advocating for greater visibility at conferences.
   —Please visit https://www.monash.edu/medicine/news/latest/2019-articles/neuroscience-researcher-a-driving-force-in-global-womens-ms-group to read more about this.