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Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

The authors state that clinical trial sample populations should be proportionate to the population affected by the disease, as some diseases are more prevalent or manifest differently in one sex versus the other.  The study is the first to examine sex bias in all U.S. human clinical trials relative to disease burden (the prevalence of disease based on factors such as sex and ethnicity).

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

The books and talks available on the new Women’s Leadership Resource Library address topics like building confidence, embracing vulnerability, knowing your worth, responding in crisis, and the soft skills needed to become an effective leader.

Depression Among Pregnant Women Spiked at the Onset of the Pandemic

Depression Among Pregnant Women Spiked at the Onset of the Pandemic

For the study, Stanford researchers assessed pregnant women both before and after coronavirus-triggered lockdowns took effect in March 2020. In the pre-pandemic group, one in four women showed signs of possible depression. In the post-pandemic group, that figure jumped to more than half of the women surveyed.

Stanford University's Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Stanford University’s Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Sherri Rose, an associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International for her significant contributions to applied statistics.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The four women appointed to endowed poitions are Mildred C. Joyner at the Howard University School of Social Work in Washington, D.C., Karen Barkey at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Melissa R. Kaufman at the Vanderbilt Universsity School of Medicine in Nashville and Juliet M. Brodie at Stanford University.

Stanford University Study Finds Women Suffer "Zoom Fatigue" Far More Than Men

Stanford University Study Finds Women Suffer “Zoom Fatigue” Far More Than Men

The researchers found that what contributed most to the feeling of exhaustion among women was an increase in what social psychologists describe as “self-focused attention” triggered by the self-view in video conferencing. That prolonged self-focus can produce negative emotions, or what the researchers call “mirror anxiety.”

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Zavaleta, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been selected to receive the 2021 Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes long-standing contributions toward increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista L. Lentine, professor of medicine at Saint Louis University, Medical Director of Living Donation, and Mid–America Transplant/Jane A. Beckman Endowed Chair in Transplantation at Saint Louis University Hospital, has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award from the National Kidney Foundation.

Stanford University Study Finds That Lack of Self Confidence Can Explain Part of the Gender Pay Gap in STEM Fields

Stanford University Study Finds That Lack of Self Confidence Can Explain Part of the Gender Pay Gap in STEM Fields

Researchers found that women earned $61,000 in their first jobs compared to $65,000 for men, despite having the same degrees and grade point averages. According to the subjects’ answers to questions about their capabilities, the researchers concluded that a portion of the pay gap between men and women could be explained by a gap in self-confidence.

Study Finds That Women Presenters at Economic Conferences Are Treated Differently Than Men

Study Finds That Women Presenters at Economic Conferences Are Treated Differently Than Men

Researchers found that women are asked more questions during a seminar and the questions asked of women presenters are more likely to be patronizing or hostile. The authors point to their results as yet another potential explanation for their under-representation at senior levels within the economics profession.

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University's Karen Casciotti

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University’s Karen Casciotti

Professor Casciotti is the recipient of third annual John Hayes Award from the Geochemical Society. The award is granted to a mid-career scientist who draws together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

Deborah Rhode was a professor at Stanford Law School for more than 40 years, a world-renowned scholar in the legal profession, and the nation’s most frequently cited legal ethics scholar. She produced 30 books and 200 scholarly articles, many focusing on access to justice.

Caltech's Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

Caltech’s Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

The award, supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated understanding of the mammalian brain in health and disease. Dr. Gradinaru’s research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Samantha Meckes, 1980-2020

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Samantha Meckes, 1980-2020

Dr. Meckles joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2007. She was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and to full professor in 2018. Professor Meckes was spending this academic year with the random matrix theory group at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford in England.

Yale's Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Yale’s Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and professor in the Child Study Center at the university. She also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Arizona State University Appoints Nancy Gonzalez as Its Next Provost

Arizona State University Appoints Nancy Gonzalez as Its Next Provost

Dr. Gonzalez joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1992 as an assistant professor in psychology. She moved up through both the academic and administrative ranks, most recently serving as dean of natural sciences and Foundation Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

The study of data from the World Bank provides the first global picture of how discriminatory laws continue to restrict women’s economic opportunities. It documents large and persistent legal gender inequalities, particularly with regards to equal pay and parenting.

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

Ann Metcalf joined the teaching faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1984. Her research was focused on women’s studies, Native American studies, child development, and social inequality. She taught at Mills College for 22 years before her retirement in 2016.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new duties or positions are Tina Hernandez-Boussard at Stanford University. Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, Diana Tamir at Princeton University in New Jersey, Yuri “Lily” Funahashi at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sarah Runcie at Mihlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Hazard-Jenkins at West Virginia University.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Tatiana Toro, the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, was honored for “excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the mathematical and statistical sciences.”

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

The latest count shows 693 women on the Stanford faculty compared to 1,582 men. Over the past decade, the percentage of women on Stanford’s faculty has increased from 26 percent to 30 percent. In some schools on campus, the percentage of women faculty has decreased or remained stagnant over the last decade.

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani, an associate professor of communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego has been honored with the Outstanding Book Award by International Communication Association. She was honored for her book Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India.

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Dr. Johnson has been serving as chancellor of the State University of New York System since 2017. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson served as under secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and held academic leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

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.

In Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

In Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Eavan Boland was the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University.

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who will become dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University this fall, has been awarded the Marconi Prize from the San Francisco-based Marconi Society. She is the first woman to earn the award in its 45-year history.

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

Dr. Dinakar arrived at Stanford in 2017 and became clinical chief of allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency. By the fall of 2019, had established Stanford Health Care’s allergy, asthma, and immunodeficiency clinic in Atherton, the institution’s first such clinic for adult patients.

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

Barbara A. Babcock was the Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita at Stanford University. In 1972, she became the first woman to serve on the law school faculty at Stanford.

Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.