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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.

Eight Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The eight women faculty members who received awards are Prerna Dua, Vicky Kalogera, Anna C. Balazs, Allison Doupe, Brenda Major, Lindsey Aloia, Janice Naegele, and Ann Wolbert Burgess.

Academic Consortium Develops the Online Breast Cancer Risk Calculator

Academic Consortium Develops the Online Breast Cancer Risk Calculator

The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium includes researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, the University of California, Davis, the Group Health Research Institute, and the Mayo Clinic. The consortium’s online tool can assess a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer within five to 10 years.

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Dolores M. Shoback, Natalie Winklefoos, Lesley Farmer, Mary Louise Petersen, Dawn J. Wright, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Colette Heald, and Roslin Growe.

Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Cori Bargmann, 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, has been selected to receive the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

The nine women taking on new faculty roles are Beverly McIver, Stacy Reischman Fletcher, Codrina Popescu, Jung Eun Lee, Claire Max, Jennifer R. Grandis, Ellen Weber, Theresa A. Johnson, and Susan Schneider.

Two Women Are New Bloomberg Distinguished Professors at Johns Hopkins University

Two Women Are New Bloomberg Distinguished Professors at Johns Hopkins University

Patricia H. Janak comes to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from the University of California, San Francisco. Kathleen M. Sutcliffe held an endowed chair at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Five Women Honored With Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Five Women Honored With Awards From the National Academy of Sciences

Allison J. Doupe, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Deborah S. Jin, Rebecca Saxe, and Elizabeth Shilin Spelke are honored.

UCSF Chancellor Appointed Head of the Gates Foundation

UCSF Chancellor Appointed Head of the Gates Foundation

In 2009, Susan Desmond-Hellmann became the first woman chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco. Previously, she directed all pharmaceutical clinical trials for Genetech.

University Study Finds Women Who Take the Pill Face a Greater Risk of Glaucoma

University Study Finds Women Who Take the Pill Face a Greater Risk of Glaucoma

The University of California study examined more than 3,400 women over the age of 40. The women who had taken birth control pills for more than three years were twice as likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma, a disease that slowly damages the optic nerve.

Nursing Dean at the University of Virginia Earns Second Five-Year Term

Nursing Dean at the University of Virginia Earns Second Five-Year Term

Dorrie K. Fontaine was named dean in 2008. She is the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing at the school and is the founder of the Compassionate Care Initiative. Earlier she was associate dean for academic programs and clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

The 11 women taking on new administrative roles in higher education are: Valandra German, Tracey Criss, Gina Eubanks, Claire Wurmfeld, J. Renee Navarro, Sarah Schroth, Gina Siesing, Erin McDermott, Ronna Vanderslice, Danielle Wood, and Nicole Norian.

Three Women Among the 2013 Searle Scholars

Three Women Among the 2013 Searle Scholars

The Searle Scholars program is reserved for young scholars at the assistant professor level in the chemical or biological sciences. Each winner receives an award of $300,000 to support their work over the next three years.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Tejai Desai of the University of California at San Francisco and Jean Nappi of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy will receive their awards in July.

Four Women Receive Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar Awards

Four Women Receive Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar Awards

In return for funding for their graduate studies, the women agree to seek teaching jobs at nursing schools once they earn their Ph.D.

Dr. Mary McGrath Honored by the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Mary McGrath Honored by the American College of Surgeons

She is a professor of surgery in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California at San Francisco.

A Trio of Award Winners

A Trio of Award Winners

Beth Maloch, Kathleen Dracup and Lynn Obrbillig are honored.