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University of Alabama Birmingham Study Documents Rising Injury Rate for Women Who Wear High Heels

University of Alabama Birmingham Study Documents Rising Injury Rate for Women Who Wear High Heels

Between 2002 and 2012, hospital emergency rooms treated more than 123,0000 injuries related to women wearing high heels and that the number of injuries has peaked in recent years. Surprisingly, half of all high-heel-related injuries occurred in the home.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Pay for a Key Position in Medical Education

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Pay for a Key Position in Medical Education

A new study led by Lisa Willett a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham finds that women who serve as directors of internal medicine residency programs are paid less than their male counterparts.

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 Faculty Members Honored With Awards From National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Honored With Awards From National Associations

The honorees are Tammy Than of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Stephanie Lusk of the University of Arkansas, and Joan McDowd of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

Honors and Awards for Seven Women in Academia

The women who have received prestigious honors or awards are Linda Roussel, Lori Reesor, M. Kathleen Heid, Kathryn Leonard, Donna E. Shalala, Julie A. Johnson, and Elizabeth Mullin.

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Four Women Named to Lead Academic Associations

Taking on leadership roles for academic organizations are Marti Rice of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Marcy Driscoll of Florida State University, Janet Lindemann of the University of South Dakota, and Jennifer Cushman of Ohio University.

The Next Leader of the American Association of Teachers of French

The Next Leader of the American Association of Teachers of French

Catherine Danielou is an associate professor of French, interim chair of the department of foreign languages and literatures, and senior associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

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.

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.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes the Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham Establishes the Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center

Dr. Maryann Manning joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1972 and served for 35 years, before retiring as Distinguished Professor Emerita. She died in 2013 . Now the university is commending her service by naming a literacy center in her honor.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Genevieve Robert at Bates College, Lora Weiss at Georgia Tech, Nimmi Ramanujam at Duke University, Kristen Seay at the University of South Carolina, Lisa Park Boush at the University of Connecticut, Ann Marie Kinnell at the University of Southern Mississippi and Smita Bhati at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.

Harvard's Judith Singer Honored for Outstanding Achievement in the Statistical Sciences

Harvard’s Judith Singer Honored for Outstanding Achievement in the Statistical Sciences

Dr. Singer is senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity and the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at Harvard University. She is the 13th winner of the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Statistical Sciences.

 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.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

University of Alabama Birmingham Clinical Trial Offers Hope to Pregnant Women Who Develop Preeclampsia

University of Alabama Birmingham Clinical Trial Offers Hope to Pregnant Women Who Develop Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a condition that raises blood pressure and damages internal organs of women after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It can restrict blood, nutrients, and oxygen to the fetus. If left untreated, the condition can result in both infant and maternal mortality.

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative jobs are Kedra Ishop, Linda Oldham, Rosalie Richards, Karen Burg, Sandra Oerly-Bennett, Kimberly Johnson, Teresa Reeve, Stephanie Kit, Isabel Scarinci, Sandy Barbour, Caroline Levander, and LLJuna Weir.

University of Alabama-Birmingham Scholar to Be Honored by the Teratology Society

University of Alabama-Birmingham Scholar to Be Honored by the Teratology Society

Julia Gohlke, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, is being honored for her research on the relationship between heat waves and pre-term births.

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The recipients of these major national awards are: Maria Rosario Araneta, Meena Kumari, Kelly Drew, Mary Rogus, Alva Ferdinand, Sarah Holterhoff, Paula Agudelo, Elizabeth H. Maples, and Melody Bianchetto.

New Women Deans at Six Universities

New Women Deans at Six Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Lisa Bond-Maupin at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Elizabeth K. Meyer at the University of Virginia, Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas, Lisa Plowfield at Towson University, Shannon Blanton at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Peris Drell at Stanford University.

Prestigious Honors for Eight Woman in Academia

Prestigious Honors for Eight Woman in Academia

The honorees are Anita Allen of Penn, Alleen Nilsen of Arizona State, Susan Rodger of Duke, Roseann Mulligan of the University of Southern California, Christine A. Curcio of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Lesley Wheeler of Washington & Lee, Phyllis Bridges of Texas Woman’s University, and Kimberly Dulaney of Virginia Tech.

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.

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seventeen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Mary Ann Fuchs, Carla Sanderson, Sharon Tennyson, Cheryl Johnson, Nalia Baloch, Binti Harvey, Susan C. Dolbert, Andrea Greenhoot, Lesia Crumpton-Young, Jodi Kupper, Ellen Anderson, Jenni Evans, Matella Nelson, Jaime Seguin, Debra Fraser Janie Long and Catherine Criswell are the new appointees.

Nine Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The new appointees are Shamis Abdi, Leslie C. Davis, Lisa Cassis, DaVida Plummer Vanderploeg, Cynthia J. Brown, Naila M. Mamoon, LaTanya Buck, Jennifer Tiffany, and Karen A. Dowling.

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

Seven Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

The seven women who have been selected to receive prestigious awards are Alice Baumgartner, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Martha Hilley, Denise Mallor, Allison Joseph, Alison Chapman, and Velma McBride Murry.

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Women in new teaching roles are Elodie Ghedin at New York University, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Mary Ellen Poole at the University of Texas, Pat Mulroy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Connie Kohler at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Four Women Professors Earn Prestigious Honors

Four Women Professors Earn Prestigious Honors

The four women honored with major awards are Peggy Lane of Emporia State University in Kansas, Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University, Karen Watkins of the University of Georgia, and Anne Turner-Henson of the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

The honorees are Lara Pudwell of Valparaiso University, Nancy Amato of Texas A&M, Elizabeth Gerber of Northwestern, Cecilia Graham of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware, Elizabeth Jones of the University of Nebraska, and Luisa Igloria of Old Dominion University.

Marsha Glines and Kelly Nichols Named Deans

Marsha Glines and Kelly Nichols Named Deans

Marsha Glines was appointed dean of the College of Academic Enhancement and Transition at Irish American University in Dublin and Kelly K. Nichols was named dean of the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching positions are Suzanne Oparil at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Jennifer Seavey at the University of New Hampshire, and Debra Ann Mayes at Wright State University in Detroit.

Finalists for Provost at George Mason University

Finalists for Provost at George Mason University

Diane Chase executive vice provost for academic affairs and professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida and Suzanne Austin, the vice provost for student and faculty success at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, are two of the four finalists.

Four Women in New Teaching Roles at High-Ranking Universities

Four Women in New Teaching Roles at High-Ranking Universities

Chirsty Harris Lemak will be a new department chair at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Karen Elliott House will spend the spring semester at Pepperdine University and Robin Hopkins and Elizabeth Wolkovich are new assistant professors at Harvard.

University of Alabama Birmingham Study Suggests Limits to Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women

University of Alabama Birmingham Study Suggests Limits to Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women

Two trials of hormone therapy were stopped due to the greater number of women experiencing heart attacks, breast cancer, strokes, dementia, and other health problems compared to women who were given placebos.

Five Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

Five Women Scholars Awarded Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Lynne Billard of the University of Georgia, Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard University, Karen Meneses of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Mary L. Vaughn of Mississippi State University, and Sherilyn Fritz of the University of Nebraska.