Women's Health and Women in Transplantation (WHCOP/WIT) Networking Reception
June 2, 2020 from 04:00pm to 05:00pm EDT
#MeToo: Addressing Gender Inequity in Academic Medicine
AST members are invited to attend this virtual networking reception of the Women's Health COP (WHCOP) and Women in Transplantation (WIT).
Guest speaker Dr. Reshma Jagsi and members of WHCOP and WIT will discuss the critical role of our memberships in supporting careers, research, and leadership for female transplant professionals.
Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., is Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. Gender equity in academic medicine has been a key area of her scholarly focus and leadership since she was a trainee, and she brings to her research in this area her perspective as a physician and social scientist to promote evidence-based intervention. Author of over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple high-impact studies in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and JAMA, her research to promote gender equity has been funded by an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health as well as large independent grants from the Doris Duke Foundation and several other philanthropic foundations. She has mentored dozens of others in research investigating women's under-representation in senior positions in academic medicine and the mechanisms that must be targeted to promote equity. Active in organized medicine, she has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine in Science and now serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She was part of the Lancet's advisory committee for its theme issue on women in science, medicine, and global health, which served to foster additional research. Her research also includes leadership of numerous other substantial studies in the field of bioethics, including a current NIH R01-funded investigation using deliberative democratic approaches to illuminate patients' attitudes towards secondary use of data collected in routine clinical encounters and a current Greenwall Foundation-funded investigation of patient attitudes towards approaches used by hospitals to encourage donations from grateful patients. Also an internationally recognized clinical trialist and health services researcher in breast cancer, her work is frequently featured in the popular media, including coverage by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and national network nightly news. Frequently invited as a keynote speaker, she has delivered invited talks at over 50 institutions and professional societies, including the AAMC, the NIH, and the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. Her contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Leadership Award of the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science.
Register for the WHCOP/WIT Networking Reception.
You do not need to be an AST or WIT member to attend. Please share this link with your colleagues!
The AST activities at ATC 2020 have been generously supported by CareDx, CSL Behring, Natera, Novartis, Veloxis, and Viracor.