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Kimberly Templeton Lecture on Sex and Gender in Medicine

Marianne Legato, MD Emerita Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Founder and Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine

Kimberly Templeton Lecture on Sex and Gender in Medicine

Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

Reception: 5:30 pm in the Women's Building Formal Lounge

Lecture: 6:30 pm in Wrighton Hall 300

Description: Lecture and reception with Dr. Marianne Legato. Introduction, Rebecca Wanzo Chair, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Reception sponsored by the Academic Women's Network.



About Dr. Templeton

Kimberly Templeton, MD, is professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. As the first McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science in the United States, Kimberly is a role model for aspiring female physicians and a tireless advocate for women mentoring women. Kimberly speaks at venues around the country in the area of sex and gender medicine. She serves on committees working to expand the definition of “women’s health” and incorporating this into medical professionals’ education, as well as into policies regarding specific health conditions, such as chronic pain and opioid use.

Active in American Orthopaedic Association, Kimberly was the second female orthopaedic surgeon to be accepted into the association in its 116 year-old history and now represents the organization at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is past-president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society serving as the group’s national spokesperson and advocate for women’s musculoskeletal health. In addition, Kimberly serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners, is a past-president of the American Medical Women’s Association, a founding board member of the Academy of Women’s Health, and past vice-chair of the American Medical Association Women Physician Section. In 2013, Kimberly was named by the National Academy of Sciences to the musculoskeletal work group, reviewing and recommending new venues for sex and gender research for the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Named “Top Doc” by Ingram’s magazine, she received the Marjorie J. Siddridge leadership award for women in medicine from the University of Kansas in 2012. She received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award by the American Medical Women’s Association in 2013 and the inaugural Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association in 2008. She was named to the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame and an honorary alumnus of the University of Kansas in 2014. In 2019, she received the Bertha Van Hoosen Award from AMWA honoring women physicians demonstrating exceptional leadership and service to women physicians and students.