While approximately 50% of medical, dental and biomedical PhD students are female, women remain underrepresented in tenure-track faculty positions in the biomedical sciences, particularly at the Associate and Full Professor levels. Barriers to publication are a key roadblock to academic career advancement. This Symposium will address the issue of gender bias in scientific publishing. Our keynote speaker is Nancy Hopkins, PhD, whose Report on Women Faculty in Science at MIT launched a national re-examination of equity for women scientists. Senior editors from Cell Press, Science and JAMA will provide their perspective on gender bias, offer advice on presenting and advocating for your research, and answer questions from the audience. The Symposium will include an interactive discussion with speakers and invited panelists, aimed at identifying strategies to achieve gender parity in academic biomedical careers.
Anh Le, DDS, PhD
Norman-Vine Professor and Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Sarah E. Millar, PhD
Albert M. Kligman Professor II and Vice-Chair for Research
Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Sign in and contintental breakfast available beginning at 8:30 am.
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium & Lobby
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Registration for the Symposium is free, but is required. Please register soon as seating capacity is limited.
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