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Join an FDA National Advisory Committee 

At a recent AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee meeting, the FDA requested help in recruiting women and minority faculty to join its national advisory committees. See this Advisory Committee Information Sheet for details and apply if you qualify!


LMA Family Childcare Network: A Program of the Longwood Institutions.

The LMA Family Childcare Network is an exciting new opportunity for employees of the Longwood area institutions. This Network, kicking off in August 2013, will provide access to in-home childcare providers in neighborhoods surrounding the LMA.  These providers are well-trained, licensed and accredited, and will provide children with a nurturing quality home setting with fewer children than traditional center based childcare. In collaboration with well-known and respected Associated Early Care and Education, the LMA Family Childcare Network has carefully selected 8-10 family childcare homes that will provide quality care to LMA members’ children. For more details on the LMA Family Child Care Network, please click hereFor further questions please contact Nina Dickerman, Work/Life Program Manager for Harvard’s Longwood Campus.  Nina_dickerman@hms.harvard.edu  617-432-7448.


Addressing Subtleties in Gender Bias in Academia Event.

The JCSW held a special panel-based event on March 6, 2013 that featured thoughts by Jo Handelsman, Ph.D., Deborah Belle, Ed.D., and Carol Warfield, M.D. This event was inspired partly by the recent PNAS paper by Moss-Racusin, et al. Detailed speaker information can be found hereView the video.


Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

"It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change." says ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER in a widely read and debated article published in the July/August issue of "Atlantic Magazine". Read more


Congratulations to the 2012 Joseph B. Martin Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women faculty and staff Recipient.

Dennis Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brown was announced winner of the 2012 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty. Read more

Kathryn Link, Executive Director of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School . Ms. Link was announced winner of the 2012 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Staff.


2011-2012 Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Joint Committee on the Status of Women has been selected as a recipient of the 2011-2012 Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award. This Award has been established to recognize individuals at Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine who have made significant achievements in moving the School toward being a diverse and inclusive community.

JCSW 2011-2012 Staff Co-Chair, Aun Em and 2010-2011 Staff Co-Chair, Darla White with Dean Jeffrey S. Flier after receiving the Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award award on behalf of the JCSW. This Award has been established to recognize individuals at Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine who have made significant achievements in moving the School toward being a diverse and inclusive community.

JCSW members at the 2011-2012 Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture and Diversity Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2012


Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D., named 10th Anniversary Mentor Award Recipient

The recipient of the NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. 10th Anniversary Mentor Award is Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D. The award was presented to Dr. Hasan at the NPA 10th Annual Meeting on Friday, March 16, 2012, during the opening reception at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA. For more information please click here.


Lessons from Recipients of the Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women

Lessons from recipients of the Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women

Monday, February 6, 2012 the JCSW held a moderated panel with past awardees to highlight successful strategies employed to advance the careers of women and discuss specific methods for recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty and staff. View the Video

Lessons from recipients of the Joseph B. Martin Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women

The event was introduced by Jeffrey Flier, M.D., Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. The panel was moderated by Maureen Connelly, M.D., M.P.H., Dean for Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School. Panel members included; Beth Beighlie, Senior Client Services Representative, Harvard Medical School, recipient of the 2009 Staff Award, Susan Block, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Co-Director, HMS Center for Palliative Care, recipient of the 2007 Faculty Award, David Bor, M.D., Chief of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, recipient of the 2011 Faculty Award, Tracy Sachs, Administration and Grants Manager, Harvard Medical School, recipient of the 2010 Staff Award.


Beyond the 'Mommy Track'

Is the mommy track vanquished? Or is it still a derailer of medical careers? The question loomed large as champions of women’s careers at HMS explored the challenges of flexible career paths during a panel discussion convened Feb. 6 by the HMS/HSDM Joint Committee on the Status of Women (JCSW). Read the Article »


The Inspiring Personal Story of JCSW Co-Chair Aun Em

The Harvard Gazette features a story told by Aun Em at a JCSW even in December 2011, in which she discusses her upbringing in Cambodia, escape from the Khmer Rouge, and how she built a new life at Harvard Medical School. Read the Article »


Congratulations to Nancy J. Tarbell M.D., Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Harvard Medical School

In November 2011, Dr. Tarbell won the prestigious SELAM Award for Excellence at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting for her commitment to the advancement and promotion of women in academic health professions. Learn more about this award »


Child Care Summit 2011

Child Care Summit

This video was produced in conjunction with the Child Care Summit, sponsored by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard and held in January 2011. The summit's goals were to heighten the awareness of child care needs in the work environment, with a particular focus on the Harvard Longwood Campus, and to promote thoughtful discussion by identifying both critical needs and possible solutions. This summit provided an impetus for developing a set of workable recommendations for the future. This video set the stage for discussion by highlighting individual stories and common themes around child care challenges.

Open Letter to the community

Executive Summary Report

FOCUS article: Summit yields strategies for change

Reframing Childcare in the 21st Century by Cathy Trower, Ph.D.

Report from the Moderators

History of Child Care Efforts at Harvard by Sarah Bennett-Astesano, M.Ed.

 


Congratulations to the 2011 Joseph B. Martin Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Recipients!

David H. Bor, M.D., Charles S. Davidson Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Bor was announced winner of the 2011 Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Faculty.

Cynthia L. Fiducia, Ed.D., Director of Postgraduate Education Programs Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fiducia was announced winner of the 2011 Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Staff.

 


2011 Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award recipient

Congratulations to Edward J. Benz, MD, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for being the third recipient of this award for the Promotion of Women in Cancer Research and Cancer Medicine. Learn more about this award »

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