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Discussion of the NASEM Report:The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic STEMM – March 31, 2021

report coverOn March 31, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host an event designed to highlight, discuss, explore, and expand our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the professional and personal lives of women throughout the research workforce.

Date: Wednesday, March 31

Time: 10 am – 1 pm PT

Registration required

Building of the National Academies consensus study report, The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine (released on March 9, 2021), the agenda will feature:

• Opening remarks by Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

• An overview presentation of the Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Opening Doors (2020) and Women and COVID-19 reports

• A reflection and perspective panel of researchers, funders, and others stakeholders, including:

  • Dr. Marie Bernard, Acting NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity and Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA
  • Dr. Diana Gray, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Dr. Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan (invited)

Register now to join the facilitated dialog around the findings and research questions laid out in the Women and COVID-19 report, reflect on the recommendations that were put forward last year in the Promising Practices report, and discuss research and new information that may help science, engineering, and medicine emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic a more equitable and resilient ecosystem.