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October 4, 2016 JCSW Event: Harvard's Title IX Policy
The October 5th JCSW meeting included a presentation on Title IX. The slides provide background information presented first by Carol Bates, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Title IX coordinator for Faculty at HMS on national data from a JAMA 2016 study on prevalence of sexual harassment in a national survey of K award winners as well as data from the anonymous graduate and undergraduate survey of 25 institutions on student experience of sexual harassment. Brigid Harrington from the University Title IX office then presented the slides on Harvard’s policy and procedures. For more on this important topic, please go to Harvard University's Title IX Site, HMS policy, HMS procedure. We encourage you to reach out to Title IX coordinators for any questions or concerns. You may also reach out to Melissa Brodrick, our Ombudsperson.
Congratulations to the 2016 Joseph B. Martin Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Recipients!
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D., Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily R. Novak Gustainis, M.L.S., Deputy Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
To view complete list of previous Dean's Award recipients click here.
Dr. Maureen Connelly, HMS Dean for Faculty Affairs, presented an Update on Promotions and Appointments in the Faculty of Medicine at our June 2, 2016 meeting.
JCSW 2016 Event Videos Available:
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January 7, 2016: Work/Life. Susanna Katsman.
April 4, 2016: Salary Negotiation. Evelyn Murphy.
JCSW 2015 Salary Equity Symposium, An expert panel's views on best practices:
The JCSW hosted its second annual salary equity symposium on April 2, 2015 moderated by Nancy J. Tarbell, M.D., featuring guest speakers:
- Edward Benz Jr., M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Phyllis Carr, M.D., Visiting Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Christina Knowles, Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council
- Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D., President, WAGE Project
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 here. View 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
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
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
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.
Child Care Summit 2011
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.
FOCUS article: Summit yields strategies for change
Reframing Childcare in the 21st Century by Cathy Trower, Ph.D.
History of Child Care Efforts at Harvard by Sarah Bennett-Astesano, M.Ed.
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