Stick Floors and Glass Ceilings (Gender Disparity in Surgery)
September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location:
Pritzker Auditorium, Feinberg Pavilion

The Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Department of Surgery invites you to: 

Special TIME and Department of Surgery Lecture:
Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings
(Gender Disparity in Surgery)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pritzker Auditorium
Feinberg Pavilion

Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH
Professor of Surgery
Morgridge Distinguished Chair in Health Services Research
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin - Madison 

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Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Describe the factors that contribute to wage disparities between men and women in surgery
2. Define the terms “microaggression” and “implicit bias”
3. List at least 3 interventions that help achieve gender equity in surgery

Sponsored by the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) and Department of Surgery.

Credit Designation Statement
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Statement
Dr. Caprice Greenberg has nothing to disclose. Course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME leadership and staff have nothing to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

October Women's Health Forum - Dr. Philip Greenland
October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location:
Prentice Women's Hospital - 250 E. Superior Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room L South

Please join us for the September Women's Health Research Forum. Dr. Philip Greenland will present, "The NIH "All of Us" Study: Precision Medicine for All."

Click here to register! 

Coffee and Conversations - Dr. Jindan Yu (Chicago Campus)
October 18, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location:
Lurie Research Building, Searle Seminar Room

The Women's Health Research Institute invites you to Coffee and Conversations with Dr. Jindan Yu on Tuesday, October 18th. Come and engage in conversation and networking with other women in STEM and STEM-related fields while enjoying light refreshments.

This event is open to all students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff irrespective of gender or sex

Click here to Register

About the Speaker: 
Dr. Yu received a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Beijing Medical University in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2004.  She was subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow with HHMI investigator Dr. Arul M. Chinnaiyan at the University of Michigan. Supported by a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH and a New Investigator Award from the DOD Dr. Yu joined the faculty at Northwestern University to start out her independent research career in 2009. Her research uses genomic and bioinformatic approaches to study the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying prostate cancer.  Hormonal regulation of gene expression by the androgen receptor and its cofactors are of particular interest.  Ultimately, her group aims to develop novel biomarkers for prostate cancer diagnosis/prognosis and new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of end-stage prostate cancer. Dr. Yu was promoted to the rank of full Professor with tenure in 2017. Dr. Yu served as the Chair of the Women Faculty Organization at Feinberg from 2015-2017 and is passionate about promoting the career development of women faculty and nurturing a community with diversity and equality. 

Coffee and Conversations - Dr. Yarrow Axford (Evanston Campus)
October 26, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location:
Tech L482, Fourth Floor North, Cohen Commons Dining Room

The Women's Health Research Institute invites you to Coffee and Conversations with Dr. Yarrow Axford on Thursday, October 26th. Come and engage in conversation and networking with other women in STEM and STEM-related fields while enjoying light refreshments.

This event is open to all students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff irrespective of gender or sex

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About the Speaker:
Yarrow Axford is a geologist and recently promoted Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern.  Axford’s research examines the climate history of the Arctic.  She has conducted field- and lab-based research in remote parts of the Arctic for more than 15 years.

Axford teaches courses at Northwestern on Earth’s climate system, geologic methods, energy and sustainability.  She also has a long-standing interest in science communication. Her opinion pieces have appeared in Science, U.S. News & World Report, and the Huffington Post, and she gives frequent public lectures on climate science. Axford is also a mom and an academic spouse.

Insight to Innovation: Women in STEM Leadership Conferenece
October 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Location:
University of Chicago, Harper Court Conference Center, Room 112. 1525 E. 53rd St., Chicago IL

The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entreprenuership and Innovation is hosting a day-long conference for women in STEM on Friday, October 27th. Female scientists interested in exploring innovation opportunities for their research are encouraged to apply for this free, National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored event. 

To apply for the event, submit a short application by clicking here

The application deadline is September 15th. 

Click here for additional information!