Women in Medicine and Science Forum Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (All day) - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day) University Club, Ballrooms A and B

Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (All day) - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
University Club, Ballrooms A and B

October 3, 2017 | University Club | Day One

8am

Check-In Begins

8:30am
Ballroom B

Introduction and Welcome

Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
8:30–9:15am
Ballroom B

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices

Association of Women in Science

9:15–9:30am

Break

9:30–10:30am
Ballroom B

Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
Professor of Business Administration

University of Pittsburgh

Dean of School of Pharmacy
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Professor of
  Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

Senior Vice-Dean
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY                
10:30–10:45am
Break
10:45–11:45am
Ballroom B 

Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non‐Promotable Tasks

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
11:45am–1pm Lunch on Own
1–2pm
Ballroom B

 

The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia

Professor of Ophthalmology and Director
Office for Women's Careers
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2–2:15pm Break
2:15–3:15pm
Ballroom B

Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking

Association of Women in Science 
3:15–3:30pm Break
3:30–4:30pm
Ballroom B

 

Taking Your Networking to the Next Level: From Connections to Collaborations

Pitt Moderator and Panelists

Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
 
Panelists:
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Professor
Department of Immunology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean, Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Dean for Research
John A. Swanson Professor of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
4:30–5:30pm
Ballroom A
Meet and Greet the Presenters and Panelists
Hors d’oeuvre Reception

October 4, 2017 | University Club | Day Two

8am
Ballroom A*
Continental Breakfast Reception
*Updated
8:30–9:45am
Ballroom A
 
9:45–10:00am Break
10–11:30am
Ballroom B

Saying No So You Can Say Yes

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
University of Oregon
11:30am Closing

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Presentations

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce:
Beyond Best Practices
Best practices have been developed that can make the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in science and engineering more gender equitable. This session will focus on how individuals can leverage those strategies into effective techniques for their own mentorship and sponsorship, networking, and professional interactions for career advancement. 

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Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce Panel Discussion
Senior academic leaders will discuss the academic obstacles that impede the retention and advancement of women faculty and the institutional challenges to implementing transformative change. Pitt Policies and Practices For Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community Resource List

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling with "No"
Gender Differences in Declining Requests for Non-Promotable Tasks
Gender differences in task allocations may sustain vertical gender segregation in labor markets. Dr. Vesterlund will report on studies examining the allocation of a task that everyone prefers be completed by someone else (writing a report, serving on a committee, etc.) and will present evidence that women more than men volunteer, are asked to volunteer, and accept requests to volunteer for such tasks. Beliefs that women, more than men, say yes to tasks with low promotability appear as an important driver of these differences. If women hold tasks that are less promotable than those held by men, then women will progress more slowly in organizations.

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The Benefits of Climate Change in Academia
You can look at the pipeline in a negative light (and that is appropriate), but Dr. Masur suggests that you should not stop there because, in addition, you can look at it another way. She argues that we are at a tipping point. In this presentation, Dr. Masur will examine a) case studies that illustrate how progress has been made, b) the role of diverse teams in improving scientific progress and impact, c) institutional and national programs that make a difference in gender equity, and d) how to celebrate success to create positive feedback loops.

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Making Connections at Professional Meetings through Strategic Networking
Networking is an important component for career success and, when strategically implemented, can be utilized to advance one’s career. This interactive workshop will cover the various forms of networking, incorporate small group discussions on the benefits and challenges related to networking, and provide tips and techniques that can immediately be put into action to improve one’s networking skills.

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Taking Your Networking to the Next Level:
From Connections to Collaborations
A panel of accomplished academic scientists will share their experiences building collaborative relationships and offer insights and advice on how to identify and cultivate relationships with potential collaborators.

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*Individual Career Consultations: Ask a Guide for Direction
Sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus: have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. *By prior appointment. Inquire at the check-in desk about possible cancellations.
2017 WIMS Forum Career Guides

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Saying No So You Can Say Yes
As women in academia, we’re conditioned to see opportunity as a scarce commodity. When one presents itself, no matter what it may be or how much time we may not have, we feel pressure to say yes because another one might not come along. However, not every yes is created equal. In fact, a no can often be the best thing for you and everyone involved. This workshop, "Saying No So You Can Say Yes", teaches how to embrace your true purpose, identify the projects that support it, and most importantly, say no to the ones that don’t. When all's said and done, you won’t be judged by how many things you did, but by how effective they were.
Presentation Pre-Work

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success Pittsburgh LogoDress for Success (DFS) initiatives empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tool s to help women thrive in work and in life. DFS Pittsburgh is the primary advocate for at-risk women who are in the critical transition to re-employment. Their aim is to assist women in need by providing them professional clothing for interviews and career success. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2017 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

Participant Index

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Steering Committee

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Sponsors

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Special Thanks

Thank you to all of the women who volunteered their time and talents for this year's Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Your participation supports the professional and personal development of women students, doctoral and postdoctoral trainees, clinical fellows, faculty, and staff, and creates a community of support at the University of Pittsburgh. Your participation is crucial to the success of this program.

Thank you for your support.

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