Strategies to empower women to achieve academic success

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Date

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Location

Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Description

Comparable numbers of women and men train in medical fields but fewer women achieve the rank of professor. Women also receive lower salaries and grant funding compared to male colleagues in academic medicine. Why do these inequalities exist and how can women thrive and succeed in academia and avoid the leaky pipelines? 

Organized and sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, the goal of this event is to examine the gender gaps that affect instructional track faculty and determine how women and leaders within the university can work together to overcome them. 

Dr. Reshma Jagsi, a radiation oncologist and expert on gender-based issues that impact the careers of women in academic medicine, and Janet Bickel, a nationally recognized expert in faculty, career, and leadership development, will deliver keynote talks, followed by a panel of distinguished senior faculty discussing related issues such as negotiation and promotion strategies, salary equity, work/life balance, networking, and strategies for success.