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Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate profess in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Dr. Karikó is a biochemist, researcher, and adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She and co-collaborator Drew Weissman, invented the modified mRNA technology used in Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection.

University of Delaware Scholar Seeks to Find Out Why Women Kill

University of Delaware Scholar Seeks to Find Out Why Women Kill

In 2015, women were only 11 percent of homicide perpetrators in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Kathleen Brewer-Smyth, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, finds that many women who commit murder were victims of abuse.

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Dr. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. She studies political communication, political psychology, and public opinion.

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

For the past 13 years, Dr. Ortale has served as vice president for student life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration graduate program at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

Carol Lazzaro-Weis was a professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri. She served as president of the American Association of Italian Studies from 2009 to 2016.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Dr. Jamieson, the Elizabeth Ware Packer Professor of Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the honor by the Roper Center for Public Opinion at Cornell University.

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri

Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. They will be honored at a ceremony in New York in late April.

For Women, Mentioning Gender Identify in Correspondence Can Increase Chances of Obtaining Career Help

For Women, Mentioning Gender Identify in Correspondence Can Increase Chances of Obtaining Career Help

In a new study, researchers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found that people are significantly more likely to offer career help to women when help seekers mention their gender identity in requests. “We know, both from research and personal experience, how invaluable it can be to get a helping hand when […]

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Dr. Baren currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She will become the 14th president of Lake Forest College in July.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Magill has been serving since 2019 as executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia. Earlier, she was the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. Previously, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Dr. Perez’s work focuses on programs to increase physical activity among older Latinos. Few physical activity interventions are designed for older Latinos and there is strong evidence that increasing physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline among previously sedentary individuals.

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association's Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Professor Allen is an internationally renowned expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. In 2018-19, she was the first Black woman to serve as president of the American Philosophical Association.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

The University of Pennsylvania Names Three Women Scholars to Endowed Professorships

The University of Pennsylvania Names Three Women Scholars to Endowed Professorships

Emily Hannum, professor of sociology, has been appointed Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences. Nancy J. Hirschmann, professor of political science, and Anthea Butler, professor of religious studies, have been appointed Geraldine R. Segal Professors in American Social Thought.

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

The Lewis Prize is offered annually to recognize a historian for leadership and sustained engagement at the intersection of historical work, public culture, and social justice. The prize is named in memory of John Lewis, the civil rights icon who represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives for 34 years.

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

Antonia Villarruel, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2021 Health Care Leader Award, which recognizes an influential national leader dedicated to improving the health of the nation.

Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Professor Reinhart-King, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Fontenot has been with the university since 2019, serving first as interim chief of staff and more recently as interim provost. Before coming to Fort Valley State University, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg.

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

Amy Gutmann is the longest-serving president in the university’s history. She became president in 2004 after serving as provost at Princeton University. She has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Rosanna Garcia at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Shu Yang the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Felicity Schaeffer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio at the University of Rochester in New York.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Melissa Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Roslyn Satchel at Barnard College in New York City, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Melissa C. Johnson at Pennsylvania State University, and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Jennifer Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania

The Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse is a collaborative effort of faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania who research issues related to violence, primarily violence against women and girls. Dr. Prah is a professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Manisha Juthani is an associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. She will take a public service leave of absence from the faculty at Yale while serving in state government.

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine t the University of Pennsylvania and a senior vice president at BioNTech, has been selected to receive the 2021 Albany Prize, She will share the award with Drew Weissman, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the medical school and Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center and the chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health.

Women Are More Than Half of the Incoming MBA Class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Women Are More Than Half of the Incoming MBA Class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the Univerity of Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s most prestigious business schools. Now for the first time in its 140-year history, women will comprise more than half of the incoming first-year class of MBA students. At nearly 52 percent, the percentage of women in the Wharton MBA Class of 2023 represents a 10 percent increase in female students over last year’s first-year students.

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.