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Cathy Garzio Named Chief Operating Office for Weill Cornell Medicine

Cathy Garzio Named Chief Operating Office for Weill Cornell Medicine

Garzio was previously vice chair and director of finance and administration in the department of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Earlier, she was administrative director of the department of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Julie Heath Indiana University, Kelly McMurray at the University of the District of Columbia, Penny Mansell at the Mississippi University for Women, Adrienne Cowan Edney at Talladega College in Alabama, Kristie Bowers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and Rachel Nosowsky at the University of California, San Francisco.

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.

Four Nursing Schools Announce Their New Leaders

Four Nursing Schools Announce Their New Leaders

The new nursing school deans are Laly Joseph at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Tesa Keeling at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, Kristi Stinson at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, and Allison Webel at the University of Washington.

In Memoriam: Fannie Gaston-Johansson, 1938-2023

In Memoriam: Fannie Gaston-Johansson, 1938-2023

Dr. Gaston-Johansson was a member of the University of Nebraska Medical Center faculty from 1985 to 1993. She joined the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1993. For a time, she held joint appointments at Johns Hopkins and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where she had earned a Ph.D.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The six women scholars assigned new duties are Eve Blau at Harvard University, Alena Allen of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lea VanderVelde at the University of Iowa, Angela C.M. de Oliveira at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Courtney-Savali Andrews at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and Amy Fiedler at the University of California, San Francisco.

National Study Finds Harmful Levels of Chemicals and Pesticides in Pregnant Women

National Study Finds Harmful Levels of Chemicals and Pesticides in Pregnant Women

Researchers measured 103 chemicals in a nationwide group of pregnant women. They found that more than 80 percent of the chemicals were found in at least one of the women in the study, and more than a third of the chemicals were found in a majority of the participants.

Researchers Examine Gender Differences in Facial Size and Shape to Aid Those Seeking Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery

Researchers Examine Gender Differences in Facial Size and Shape to Aid Those Seeking Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Calgary set out to quantify the effect of sex on adult facial size and shape through an analysis of three-dimensional facial surface images. Their work aimed to help transgender individuals who desire facial features that better reflect their gender identity.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Positions as Deans

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Positions as Deans

The four women who have been appointed deans are Nicquet Blake at the University of California, San Francisco, Allison Brashear at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, Mary Edith Stacy at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Christina Walsh at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

Professor Tam was the second Native Hawaiian chair of the department of medicine at the University of Hawai’i and served in that position for 15 years. She also held the American Lung Association of Hawaii and Leahi Fund Endowed Chair in Respiratory Health at the university.

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont is an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Franciso. Her lab focuses on the spindle, a “machine” operating in the middle of the cell to segregate chromosomes and ensures each new cell receives a full set of the genome to perform its function in our bodies whether it’s replication or repair.

Women Who Were Abused in Childhood Are Found to Age Faster Genetically

Women Who Were Abused in Childhood Are Found to Age Faster Genetically

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, finds that Women who have experienced high levels of trauma in childhood, such as abuse by a parent, are biologically older at the epigenetic cellular level in adulthood than women of the same age who have not experienced such adversity.

Endocrinologists Call for Increased Attention to Women in Biomedical Research

Endocrinologists Call for Increased Attention to Women in Biomedical Research

In a recently released Scientific Statement, the Endocrine Society called for sex differences to be studied thoroughly to improve public health. Biological differences between females and males affect virtually every aspect of medicine and biomedical research, according to the statement.

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 1945-2021

Millie Hughes-Fulford was a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Univerity of California, San Francisco. She was the first woman to serve as a payload specialist on a space shuttle mission.

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Dr. Watkins currently serves as vice chancellor, dean of the Graduate Division, and professor in the department of anthropology, history, and social medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author or co-editor of five books.

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.