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More Evidence That Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Ask Questions in Academic Settings

More Evidence That Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Ask Questions in Academic Settings

A new study finds that women attendees of virtual ophthalmology grand rounds sessions were significantly less likely than their male counterparts to ask questions. And the gender gap is large. On average women asked 1.2 questions per session compared to 3.2 questions by men. Men were three times as likely as women to ask the first question.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Chosen to Succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Chosen to Succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci

Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The institute, with a budget of $6.3 billion, was previously led by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

President of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania Abruptly Resigns

Cecilia M. McCormick, who became the first woman president of Elizabethtown College in July 2019, cited the time requirements associated with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic during her brief tenure as president and her desire to focus on her personal and family life as the reasons for her departure.

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Dr. Nunez-Smith, an associate professor and associate dean for health equity research at Yale Medical School, was honored for her work to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities.

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

The results show that women constitute a significanty lower share of first authors of articles on COVID-19 in the world’s eading medical journals, as compared to the proportion of women among first authors of all articles published in the same journals the previous year.

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Founding Dean of the Medical School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Barbara Atkinson, a professor emerita at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has spent the past 18 months as planning dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role she has hired faculty and staff, raised funds, and developed curriculum.

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Thirty Women With New Administrative Positions 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.

Four Women Academics Win Awards

Four Women Academics Win Awards

Edith Mitchell of Thomas Jefferson University, Meredith Hawkins of Yeshiva University, Cynthia Feliciano of UCal Irvine, and Kim Obbink of Montana State are the honorees.