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Pay gaps persist for female and African American physicians in US

April 11, 2018

Gaps in compensation remained unchanged for females and African-American physicians in the U.S. according to Medscape’s latest Physician Compensation Report. The report was based on responses from 20,000 U.S. physicians across 29 specialties.


Who perceives they are smarter? Exploring the influence of student characteristics on student academic self-concept in physiology

April 4, 2018

By any definition, Gwen Pearson is pretty smart. She’s got a Ph.D in entomology from North Carolina State University and she is now a science writer and education coordinator at Purdue University.


Reducing negative affect and increasing rapport improve interracial mentorship outcomes

April 4, 2018

How important is self-disclosure in interracial mentorship? Research suggests that self-disclosure reduces mentees’ negative feelings and increases rapport.


Sex Differences in Academic Rank and Publication Rate at Top-Ranked US Neurology Programs

April 2, 2018

Cross-sectional study found that in academic neurology, men outnumber women at all faculty ranks (69% to 31% overall) and that men in these programs have more publications than women.


What does a scientist look like? Children are drawing women more than ever before

March 20, 2018

When asked to draw a scientist, school-age kids in the United States are increasingly sketching women.

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NIH Officer Calls for More Diversity

March 7, 2018

Hannah Valantine, the National Institutes of Health’s first chief officer for scientific workforce diversity, gave the inaugural “Perspectives of Women in Science” lecture on Tuesday afternoon, drawing a crowd of more than 250 students and faculty to the School of Medicine’s Harkness Auditorium.

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News You Can Use: Enhancing Workforce Diversity; Fabricators; BTRIS. NIH Develops Toolkit for Enhancing Scientific Workforce Diversity

January/February, 2018

Workforce diversity is important for many reasons, one of which is to engage diverse perspectives in creating practical solutions, without which we can encounter serious problems.

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An Integrated Career Coaching and Time Banking System Promoting Flexibility, Wellness, and Success: A Pilot Program at Stanford University School of Medicine

January 2, 2018

Faculty in academic medicine experience multiple demands on their time at work and at home, which can become a source of stress and dissatisfaction, compromising success.


NCI's CURE Program—21 Years of Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce

July 10, 2017

Over the past several decades, the ethnic and racial makeup of our country’s population has become increasingly diverse.


From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research. Ensuring Gender Equity at the NIH

March/April, 2017

We have had the honor and privilege of co-chairing a task force whose goal is to make recommendations to ensure that women and men have equal opportunities to contribute to the creative and innovative science done at NIH in the intramural research program.

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