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Gender News Articles: Medicine

Aug 12 2015 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Intersectionality, Medicine, Unconscious Bias
We all know the popular stereotypes of what happens to adults as they advance in age: they become less competent, are often seen as less “feminine” or less “masculine” to the point of being androgynous or even asexual, and they become grumpy and discontent. Yet, research by Stanford professor of...
Jan 12 2015 | Posted In: Academia, Medicine, Work and Organizations
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the United States. The year was 1847, over 80 years after the first U.S. medical school had opened its doors. Since that time, U.S. medical schools have made tremendous progress in the number of female medical students...
Sep 12 2014 | Posted In: Leadership, Medicine, STEM
In August 2014, Stanford professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Tim Gowers, a mathematician at Cambridge University and a Fields medalist himself, reflected on Mirzakhani’s accomplishment in the ...
Jun 10 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Medicine
We often encounter platitudes about what an interconnected place the world is, how we are all linked in the circle of life, and only by working together through interdisciplinary collaboration can we overcome the obstacles between a us and a global paradise. While idyllically compelling, this...
Mar 17 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership, Medicine, Work and Organizations
You might take for granted that your doctor considers your gender and sex when assessing your health or recommending treatments. But as recently as twenty-five years ago, medical research and health care decisions were rarely viewed through the lens of gender. Iris Litt, M.D. pediatric physician...

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