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No Progress in Increasing Gender Diversity in Academic Publishing in the Field of Chemistry

No Progress in Increasing Gender Diversity in Academic Publishing in the Field of Chemistry

A new analysis by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that the percentages of female first and corresponding authors of papers in chemistry journals haven’t increased in the last decade and a half. The research analyzed studies published in 15 leading chemistry journals since 2005.

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Lindsey A. Criswell, professor of medicine and vice chancellor of research at the University of California, San Francisco, will become the leader of the institute in 2021. The agency is one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health.

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Croughan has been serving as a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Croughan served as a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Academic Study Shows the Importance of Paid Maternity Leave for Mothers, Babies, and the Economy

Academic Study Shows the Importance of Paid Maternity Leave for Mothers, Babies, and the Economy

Only 16 percent of American workers have access to paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Since paid maternity leave is available to so few, nearly one in four new mothers in the United States who are not eligible for paid leave return to work within 10 days of giving birth.

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

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.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

UCSF Study Finds a Genetic Explanation for Women's Longevity Edge Over Men

UCSF Study Finds a Genetic Explanation for Women’s Longevity Edge Over Men

In most areas of the world, women tend to outlive men. A new study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco has come up with a genetic explanation for the gap in life expectancy.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and 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.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and 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.

Research Finds That Automated Systems May Be as Good as Clinicians in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

Research Finds That Automated Systems May Be as Good as Clinicians in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

Research conducted by scholars at the University of California, San Francisco and the Mayo Clinic found that automated systems were just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer as subjective evaluations by professional radiologists.

In Memoriam: Marcia Joan Canning, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Marcia Joan Canning, 1948-2018

Marcia Canning was chief campus counsel at the University of California, San Francisco before retiring in 2013. She served for more than 30 years as a legal officer in the University of California System.

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

March Fong Eu was the first woman to hold a division chair at the University of California, San Francisco, where she headed the dental hygiene program. She was also the first woman to hold the office of Secretary of State in California.

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Susanne Brenner at Louisiana State University, Julie Ann Sosa at the University of California, San Francisco, and Stephanie Hendrith at Murray State University in Kentucky.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at State Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at State Universities

The five women faculty members taking on new duties are Kim Needy at the University of Arkansas, Juliane Wallace at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Katie Kahl at the University of Massachusetts, Mi-Ai Parrish at Arizona State University, and Amy P. Murtha at the University of California, San Francisco.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Nápoles has been a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 2001. She is the first Latina to be named a scientific director at the National Institutes of Health.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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.

Three Women Full Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Full Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Alvia Wardlaw, professor of art history at Texas Southern University in Houston, Nancy Adler, a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, and Melissa Simon, a professor of clinical gynecology at the School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Teresa K. Woodruff at Northwestern University, Bonnie Rush at Kansas State University, Janice Kaushal at Prairie State College in Illinois, Catherine L. Gilliss at the University of California, San Francisco, and Antoinette Phillips at Southeastern Louisiana University.

UCSF-Led Study Finds Pregnant Women's Exposure to Flame Retardants Leads to Lower IQ in Their Babies

UCSF-Led Study Finds Pregnant Women’s Exposure to Flame Retardants Leads to Lower IQ in Their Babies

In an important study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, it was found that pregnant women who had high exposure to flame retardants tended to have children with lower levels of intelligence. Flame retardants are commonly found in furniture and other household products.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen 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.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

University Survey Finds That Physicians Who Are Mothers Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

The survey found that 66 percent of mothers who are physicians reported gender discrimination and 36 percent reported maternal discrimination. Nearly a third said they had experienced discrimination relating to pregnancy or maternity leave and 17 percent said they faced discrimination relating to breastfeeding.

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Two California Scholars Share the 2017 Potamkin Prize From the American Academy of Neurology

Claudia H. Kawas of the University of California, Irvine and Kristine Yaffe of the University of California, San Francisco are being honored for their research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They will share the $100,000 prize.

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Dorothy Pechman Rice, 1922-2017

Dorothy Rice was a professor emerita of heath economics in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and an early proponent of the Medicare system.

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

Joan Louise Voris was the former associate dean of the University of California, San Francisco’s medical education program in Fresno. She retired in 2015 and was the longest-serving associate dean in UCSF Fresno history.

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that male registered nurses earn on average more than $5,000 than women registered nurses. Furthermore, the study found that this gender gap in wages among registered nurses has persisted for three decades.

Academic Research Examines the Racial Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

Academic Research Examines the Racial Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

The African American mothers interviewed for study for the most part wanted to breastfeed but were hampered by systemic, institutional and cultural barriers. Limited family leave and the demands of school made it difficult for many to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Two Women Scholars Are Leaving Their Posts in the Academic World

Two Women Scholars Are Leaving Their Posts in the Academic World

J. Nwando Olayiwola, director of the Center for Primary Care Excellence at the University of California, San Francisco, is taking a job in the private sector and Diane Cassels, chief administrative officer at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, has retired.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women 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.