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WiHMS Webinar: Let’s Talk About Menopause!

WiHMS Webinar: Let’s Talk About Menopause!

October 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am MDT

a bridge made of different color arches representing the 4 Ms framework

This webinar will focus on perimenopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal health. With our panel of experts, we will have a discussion that breaks down the barriers associated with talking about menopause, normalizing the changes that happen to our bodies as we go through it, and becoming more empowered as patients, providers, and supporters.

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Women in Health, Medicine, and Science (WiHMS)

To ensure that the “sky is the limit” for all professionals regardless of gender, the Women in Health, Medicine, & Science (WiHMS) endeavors to promote faculty development, mentoring, and advocacy of women faculty in all stages of their careers to ultimately create a climate that fosters the success of all faculty, regardless of gender.


Karen Gunning

Karen Gunning, PharmD

Professor (Clinical) & Associate Dean of Community Engagement, College of Pharmacy
Ombuds & Clinical Pharmacist in Family Medicine, University of Utah Health


Dr. Gunning (she/her) received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah and completed a postgraduate residency in Family Medicine/Primary Care at the University of Washington. She is currently a Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacotherapy, and Associate Dean of Community Engagement at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine, a clinical pharmacist for the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program at the Sugarhouse Clinic, where she participates as a part of an interdisciplinary team in providing exceptional care to patients, and one of the ombudspersons for University of Utah Health.

She has taught sex and gender health pharmacotherapy and pharmacology for the pharmacy and medical students for many years and has professional interests in shared decision making for medication therapy in these areas.

Jamuna Jones

Jamuna Jones, LCSW

Therapist, University of Utah


Jamuna Jones, LCSW, (she/her) is a therapist and Well-Being Specialist in the Resiliency Center with University of Utah Health where she provides mental health treatment and wellness support to faculty and staff. Prior to her role in the Resiliency Center, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Field Education in the College of Social Work. Her clinical interests include trauma Informed care, healthy aging, nutritional psychology, and cultural humility in practice.

Katie Ward

Katie Ward, DNP, WHNP, MSCP

Professor (Clinical), Nursing
The University of Utah


Katie Ward (she/her) has been working as a Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years. She is a Menopause Society Certified Provider. In addition to menopause, Katie specializes in general women’s health care across the lifespan, family planning, sexual dysfunction, and abnormal pap management. She teaches in the Midwifery and Women’s Health Graduate Program at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She is also a PhD candidate in Anthropology where she studies hormonally mediate behavior across the menstrual cycle.