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Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

in 2017, women were 35 percent of all physicians in the United States but 63 percent of all pediatricians. Women made up 57 percent of all medical school faculty in pediatrics but were just 35 percent of all full professors in pediatrics and 26 percent of pediatric department chairs.

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions. The women deans are Kelley Bidle, Laura Vosejpka, Lynn Cooley, Susan Hubbard, Nicola Boothe Perry, Penny Hammrich, Kimberly Gaiters, Teresa Garrett, and Ann Goodman.

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME'S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME’S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

The participating institutions are the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, the Drexel University College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Health, and Yale School of Medicine.

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell is a professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate dean of community health and outreach at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Drexel University Study Examines the Role Parents Play in Their Daughters' Engagement in Technology

Drexel University Study Examines the Role Parents Play in Their Daughters’ Engagement in Technology

The survey found that parents’ affinity for technology only marginally impacts girls’ excitement about involvement in technology. The survey found that girls felt slightly more supported by their fathers (94 percent) than their mothers (85 percent) regarding their interest in technology.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Study Finds That Weight Stigma Among Women Leads to Avoidance of Doctor Visits

Study Finds That Weight Stigma Among Women Leads to Avoidance of Doctor Visits

A new study led by researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, finds that women who are overweight tend to avoid getting the healthcare they need due to a perceived bias against them by healthcare personnel and embarrassment about their body image.

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Changing Universities to Take Dean Positions

Sharon L. Walker was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Beth Angell will be the next dean of the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Both women will begin their new jobs this summer.

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

In Memoriam: Catherine V. Bieber

Bieber joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1956, She was an associate professor of home economics education and served from 1969 to 1979 as associate dean of what is now the College of Education and Human Development.

Why Women Could Make Firefighting Safer for All Firefighters

Why Women Could Make Firefighting Safer for All Firefighters

A new study by researchers at the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends at Drexel University in Philadelphia, finds incorporating new ideas from women can improve safety in traditionally male fire departments, but the hypermasculine culture in some can make female firefighters feel unwelcome and less likely to share their ideas.

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Laura N. Gitlin at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Carol Fawcett at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Shanan Gwaltney Gibson at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Carole Chabries at Alverno College in Milwaukee.

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

For the past three years, Aminta Hawkins Breaux has served as vice president for advancement at Millersville University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She was vice president for student affairs at Millersville University from 2008 to 2014.

Laurie Glimcher to Receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

Laurie Glimcher to Receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

The award, now in its 53rd year, honors a woman physician or scientist who has made significant contributions to healthcare. In January, Dr. Glimcher will become the president and chief executive officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Drexel University Opens New Postpartum Depression Clinic

Drexel University Opens New Postpartum Depression Clinic

Mother-Baby Connections encourages women to bring their babies to therapy sessions. It is one of only five such clinics nationwide and the only one in the mid-Atlantic region.

Six Women Scholars Are Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Are Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Twyla J. Cummings at the Rochester Institute of Techology, Courtney Meyers at Texas Tech University, Nicole Baganz at Vanderbilt University, Deborah K. Fitzgerald at MIT, Suzanne O’Connell at Wesleyan University, and Donna De Carolis at Drexel University.

In Memoriam: Mona Reidenberg Sutnick, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Mona Reidenberg Sutnick, 1936-2015

Dr. Sutnick wrote a newspaper column on nutrition and was frequently featured as a nutrition expert on television and radio. She taught at Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Meg Ellen Spencer, 1959-2015

In Memoriam: Meg Ellen Spencer, 1959-2015

Meg Spencer served on the staff at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania for 34 years. Since 1999, she had been the science librarian at the high-ranking liberal arts college.

UCLA's Connie Kasari to Lead a New Academic Network for Autism Intervention Research

UCLA’s Connie Kasari to Lead a New Academic Network for Autism Intervention Research

Connie Kasari, a professor of psychological studies in education and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been chosen to lead the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health. The academic network of five universities will be supported by a $10 million federal grant.

Katherine L. Knight to Be Honored by the Drexel University College of Medicine

Katherine L. Knight to Be Honored by the Drexel University College of Medicine

Katherine L. Knight, professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology at Loyola University in Chicago, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kethleen Lowney of Valdosta State University in Georgia, Andrea Modica at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sarah G. Holterhoff at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Daniell Walsh at East Carolina University, Judith Cone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jennifer Katona at the City University of New York.

Tina Q. Richardson Named Chancellor of the Lehigh Valley Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Tina Q. Richardson Named Chancellor of the Lehigh Valley Campus of Pennsylvania State University

Tina Q. Richardson has been serving as associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Education at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She will begin her new job on July 15.

Drexel University Study Finds Clothing Marketers Should Use "Average-Size" Models

Drexel University Study Finds Clothing Marketers Should Use “Average-Size” Models

Hoori Rafieian, a doctoral student in marketing at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, found that women had a more favorable attitude toward clothing advertisements when average-size models were used.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The three women named to endowed professorships are Anne Joseph O’Connell at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Julianna Baggott at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Donna De Carolis at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

The new deans are Christine Himes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Camilla Bendow at Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Spiller at Virginia Tech, Nancy Butler Songer at Drexel, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard at the University of Louisville, Marion Preest at Scripps College, and Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin.

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women named to administrative posts are Emily Hutchins, Shelby Walker, Katherine Phillips, Betsy Garrison, Carol R. Collier, Liz Lierman, Samantha Earp, M. Grace Calhoun, and Stephanie Helms Pickett.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women with new administrative jobs are Sharon Beverly, Jessica Stice, Joslyn DiPasalegne, Lucy Forster-Smith, Eileen Behr, Sharon Graham, and Jennifer Eury.

A Quartet of Women Who Will Serve as Deans

A Quartet of Women Who Will Serve as Deans

The new deans are Ana Diez Roux at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Michele Baptiste at City College of New York, Gilda Barabino at the City College of New York and Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions in colleges and universities across the United States.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Carol Strohecker, Brenda Malone, Beth Raffeld, Kate Walker, Danielle Rice, Christina V. Tran, Maria Keri, and Dawn Thompson.

Drexel University Trains Female Veterans to Compete in the Civilian Economy

Drexel University Trains Female Veterans to Compete in the Civilian Economy

In addition to five training workshops, participants will be evaluated on personal skills and career outlook. Also, each participant will have two one-on-one coaching sessions with career counselors.

Tufts Dean Named 2013 Engineering Leader of The Year

Tufts Dean Named 2013 Engineering Leader of The Year

Linda M. Abriola, dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University in Massachusetts, is the first woman to win the award. She is being honored for her work in environmental engineering and for her service to the National Academy of Engineering.