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Article: Gender-Related Differences in the Pathway to and Characteristics of U.S. Medical School Deanships
August 3, 2012 

The Journal Academic Medicine has published an article examining different factors leading to the relative lack of women in leadership positins at U.S. medical schools; the article also provides baseline data for developing strategies to promote gender-equity in leadership positions in academic medicine.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) - "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering"
JUL. 24, 2012 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday released "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering," a compilation of the latest data drawn from a wide variety of sources. The report and related resources, including related powerpoints and data sets, are available on-line.


Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce report
AUG. 8, 2011

The Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a new report on "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation." The report concludes, "Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college educated women have increased their share of the overall workforce." The report also found that "Women with STEM jobs earned 33 percent more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs -considerably higher than the STEM premium for men. As a result, the gender wage gap is smaller in STEM jobs than in non-STEM jobs." The report found that there is a 14% gender wage gap in STEM positions.


AAMC - "Sex Differences in Application, Success, and Funding Rates for NIH Extramural Programs"
MAY. 2, 2011

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AAMC - "Women in U.S. Academic Medicine: Statistics and Benchmarking Report 2009-2010"
APR. 20, 2011

The AAMC has released the 2009-10 edition of the "Women in U.S. Academic Medicine: Statistics and Benchmarking Report." This year's report presents new data on women appointed to temporary leadership, part-time faculty, instructor, and volunteer instructor positions. Produced annually, the report examines data on women faculty by rank, gender, department, degree, and ethnicity, as well as levels of institutional support for women in medical education.


Follow WIMS on Twitter!
APR. 5, 2011

You can now follow WIMS on Twitter @UM_WIMS!  


Office of Extramural Research - National Institutes of Health
APR. 5, 2011

Correlation Between Overall Impact Scores and Criterion Scores 


MIT news - New report details status of women in science and engineering at MIT
MAR. 28, 2011

A study of gender equity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a dozen years ago served as a national model for addressing gender inequity at educational institutions.  A study release this week by MIT assesses progress to date and the challenges ahead.


Office of Extramural Research - National Institutes of Health
MAR. 28, 2011

Dr. Sally Rockey, deputy director of NIH for extramural research, has posted data concerning gender discrepancies in application and award data.


National Science Foundation - "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering" 
MAR. 8, 2011

The National Science Foundation has issued a new report entitled, "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering."  


AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
FEB. 28, 2011

The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is now accepting applications.  The program is designed for women physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments at the assistant professor level and who are considering leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.  Online application must be completed by April 6, 2010.  The seminar itself is scheduled for July 9-12, 2011 in Washington, D.C.


2011 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame - 29 March, 2011
FEB. 25, 2011

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that Ms. Ligia Peralta has been selected for induction into the 2011 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.  She was nominated by E. Albert Reece for this honor.  Our all-volunteer selection committee reviewed many nominations of outstanding women which created a difficult decision making process.  We convey our deepest admiration for her accomplishments.

The Induction ceremony will take place Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm in the President's Conference Room, West I and II, in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, followed by a reception at Government House.

Maryland Commission for Women


Women in Biomedical Careers
FEB. 18, 2011

NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers 


Nature News - Science gender gap probed
FEB. 17, 2011
 

Science gender gap probed: Overt sexism is no longer the norm, but societal barriers remain for women in science.
Gwyneth Dickey Zakaib 


Health Affairs - At the Intersection of Health Care and Policy
FEB. 4, 2011

Anthony T. Lo Sasso, Michael R. Richards, Chiu-Fang Chou and Susan E. Gerber
The $16,819 Pay Gap For Newly Trained Physicians: The Unexplained Trend of Men Earning More Than Women
Health Affairs, 30, no.2 (2011):193-201
doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0597  


The Medical Team Model, the Feminization of Medicine, and the Nurse's Role
FEB. 2, 2011

The increase in the number of women physicians and the rise of the medical team model have contributed to the evolution of the nurse's role.
Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN 

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Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women
JAN. 18, 2011

The application deadline for the 2011-2012 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women is February 1. The ELAM program presents a great opportunity for senior academic leaders in medicine, dentistry, and public health to enhance the professional skills of a woman leader, and in turn to strengthen the leadership capacity of the institution.


FY2010 Executive Meeting
JAN. 11, 2011

Here is the handout from the FY 2010 executive meeting: URM & Gender Faculty Statistics as Compared to National Availability Data from AAMC  


Published articles related to WIMS
JAN. 11, 2011


WIMS website goes live January 2011
JAN. 10, 2011

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