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A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

The study found that in academic medicine specialties with greater female representation were consistently those in which all physicians had lower salaries. The widest pay discrepancy of 21 percent was in the field of cardiology.

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the scientific team whose innovative research established the foundation for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, will receive the 2022 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology.

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Engineering

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Dr. Margulies, who teaches at Emory University and Georgia Tech, will be the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate, which supports fundamental research, enhances the nation’s innovation through a range of initiatives, and is a driving force behind the training and development of the United States’ engineering workforce.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Delores Albarracín at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Suzanne O’Connell at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann Named U.S. Ambassador to Germany

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann Named U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Dr. Gutmann has served as president of the University of Pennsylvania since 2004. Her contract as president of the University of Pennsylvania runs through June 2022. She said she will remain at her post until confirmed by the Senate.

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias, who was promoted on July 1 to associate professor of government and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has received the American Political Science Association’s 2020 award for “Best International Security Book by a Non-tenured Faculty Member.”

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Janelle Neubauer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Massachusetts, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Andrea Bordeau at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Alanna Shanahan at the University of Pennsylvania, and Carey Anne Zucca at Skidmore College in New York.

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dr. Somerville has held leadership positions at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Lorain County Community College, Iowa State University, Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and most recently Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was executive vice president.

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

In 2013, Dr. Byerly became the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was was provost and executive vice president at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Byerly will begin her new job on August 1.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new roles are Ammina Kothari at the University of Rhode Island, Margaret Jacobs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lesley Morris at the University of Nevada, Reno, Karen Detlefsen at the University of Pennsylvania, and Nadia Brown at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Dr. Clark has served as president of West Hills College Lemoore since January 2016. Earlier, she was vice president of student services at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Eight 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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley holds the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor of anesthesia at the university’s medical school. Her research focuses on nurse-implemented therapies for acute respiratory failure in critically ill pediatric patients.

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nazbanou Nozari, an associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of human cognition and learning.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

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

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania's Eleni Katifori

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania’s Eleni Katifori

Eleni Katifori, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2021 American Physical Society Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. Dr. Katifori was honored for “the seminal use of physical principles in understanding living transport networks.”

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past, professor of Italian at Wayne State University in Detroit, was selected to receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award honors an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Jianghong Liu has been named the Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions at the University of Pennsylvania. Syd Carpenter was appointed to the Peggy Chan Professorship in Black Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Gannit Ankori was named the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

Dr. Rescoria taught at the University of Pennsylvania and later was hired in 1985 as an assistant professor and advanced to an endowed full professorship at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. At Bryn Mawr, she served as chair of the psychology department.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Shelley Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Jazmine Wells at the University of Kentucky, Melissa E. Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Alessandra Morello Gearhart at Oklahoma State University, and Cindy Bethel at Mississippi State University.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Emine Fetvaci was appointed to an endowed chair in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. Tanja Kral has been named to an endowed chair in nursing science at the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Bayer was appointed to the Franklin and Betty Barr Chair in Economics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Susannah Ottaway at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Lynn Meskell at the University of Pennsylvania, and Whitney Pirtle at the University of California, Merced.

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.

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

Sister Hoben joined the faculty at Immaculata in 1960. She later chaired the English department. In 1982, she assumed the presidency of Immaculata University, serving two, five-year terms.

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Dr. Wu joined the School of Public Policy at the Univerity of Massachusetts Amherst this fall. Her research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, engagement, and advocacy on social media, computational methods, and text as data.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

Among Dean Villarruel’s accomplishments are a near-doubling of National Institutes of Health funding, to $15.3 million in fiscal year 2019 from $7.8 million in fiscal year 2015; the launch of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and the creation of strategic global initiatives in regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

The Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

A new study led by Evelyn J. Patterson, an associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt Univerity in Nashville, finds that this high incarceration rate of family members causes higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress among women than previously understood.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Taking on new roles or positions are Jennifer Wilcox at the Univerity of Pennsylvania, La Fleur Small at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Swati Piparsania at Arizona State University, Kate Walsh at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Abigail S. Newsome at Mississippi Valley State University.

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Over the last seven years, Dr. Rawlinson built and led the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Her team provides comprehensive dental, oral and maxillofacial evaluations for dogs, cats, horses, pigs, livestock, llamas, and alpacas.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.