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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.

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Five Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

The five women are Diana George at Virginia Tech, Jeannine Raymond at the University of California, Berkeley, Donna Ferriero at the University of California, San Francisco, Sandra Robinson Greenwood at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, and Zoe Woodell Locklear at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

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

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye, the Whitehead Career Development Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, conducts research on brain pathways that are involved in anxiety disorders so that drug therapies can be more precise and avoid unwanted side effects.

Three Women Academics Named Macy Faculty Scholars

Three Women Academics Named Macy Faculty Scholars

The five scholars will receive $100,000 each to fund their research for the next two years. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program, launched in December 2010, aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Debora Rodrigues (University of Houston), Patricia Colleen Murphy (Arizona State), Sharmila Majumdar (UCSF) , Erika Zimmerman (Western Carolina), Karen Bankston (University of Cincinnati), Pam Soltis (University of Florida), Shirley T. Frye (North Carolina A&T), and Cecilia Mo (Vanderbilt).

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Bernofsky of Columbia University, Susan J. Baserga of Yale University, Cynthia B. Meyers of the College of Saint Vincent, Alice Wong of the University of California, San Francisco, and Emilie LeBel of the University of Montana.

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Eight Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

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

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann is the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City. She will be honored at MIT on March 30.

University of California, San Francisco Addresses the Gender Gap in Faculty Pay

University of California, San Francisco Addresses the Gender Gap in Faculty Pay

The good news is that in the schools of dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy there was no gender pay gap. In the School of Medicine a gender gap in salary pay was identified in seven of 28 academic departments. As a result, the university paid out $1.5 million to those who received unequal pay and made the necessary salary adjustments.

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.

The Next President of the Salk Institute

The Next President of the Salk Institute

Elizabeth Blackburn was named the next president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, effective January 1. The University of California, San Francisco molecular biologist won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.