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Mentoring Programs

BWFC Pre-Tenure Mentoring Program: Contact Rachel Roper for information.

CV Format for PAD:

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/fsonline/customcf/currentfacultymanual/part10section1.pdf

INSPIRE Program, sponsored by the Vice Chairs of Diversity and the Office of Academic and Faculty Development. For information: INSPRE flyer

BWFC Summer Research Scholar

Quick facts about the BWFC Scholar Fund:

• The Summer Biomedical Research Program (SBRP) provides undergraduates with research experience and career building activities
• BWFC members have sponsored a total of 4 Scholars over the past 2 years
• Donated funds will provide the BWFC Scholar with a living expense stipend of $2,400 ($7.50/hr)
• The Vice Chairs of Diversity Initiatives (VCDI) will match BWFC donations up to $4,800
• The female ECU undergraduate scholar(s) will be selected by the BWFC Executive Board

You can give online at: http://www.ecu.edu/devt/. Select “online giving” then choose your designations (Medical & Health Sciences Foundation Account #859) and enter your gift amount.

Award Opportunities

BWFC Professional Development Award – Apply for our Brody Women Faculty Professional Development award, intended to advance the professional development and leadership abilities of women at BSOM. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get support to go to a meeting or program that could make the difference in your career! For example, consider attending:

The Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar – Date TBD

The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar – Date TBD

http://www.aamc.org/meetings

For more information contact Folashade Jose (JOSEF@ECU.EDU)

Additional award opportunities outside of BWFC:

Career Development Grant from American Association of University Women

2013 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award application due June 2013 (date not set yet)

Various AMA Awards for Women

Lending Library

The BWFC lending library is located in Brody 2N-72E. A sampling of books include:

“CAREER STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN IN ACADEME” by Lynn Collins
“CHANGING THE CULTURE OF ACADEMIC MEDICINE 2010” by Linda Pololi
“HOW REMARKABLE WOMEN LEAD 2009”by Joanna Barsh
“LEADING FROM THE FRONT” by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch
“THE POWER OF FOCUS FOR WOMEN” by Fran Hewitt
“WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?” by Linda Austin

Please contact Folashade Jose (JOSEF@ECU.EDU) if there are additional books or references that you would like added to this collection.)

Other information of possible interest

Dean of Duke University’s School of Medicine on WUNC’s The State of Things – Listen to Frank Statio’s November 8th program: http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Meet_Nancy_Andrews.mp3/view “Nancy Andrews grew up in Syracuse, New York. She had two grandfathers who were college deans and parents who encouraged her interest in science. Andrews got an MD from Harvard and a PhD from MIT with a plan to put medical practice in the context of scientific research. Her easy way with people sent her climbing the medical school administrative ladder and today she is the Dean of Duke University's School of Medicine. Andrews joins host Frank Stasio to discuss the role of women in science, and what future doctors need to know.”

Female Scientists: Survey Results – In June 2010, L’Oréal USA commissioned a national survey of U.S. scientists in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "to better understand the barriers that female scientists experience in their pursuit of scientific careers." Survey respondents included male and female scientists who hold doctoral degrees and are registered users of Science online. Survey "questions focused on the barriers that scientists face when beginning and advancing their professional careers, the extent to which the barriers affect females and males differently, and solutions to overcome these obstacles." A summary of the survey results have been posted on-line. http://www2.lorealusa.com/_en/_us/FWIS2007/downloads/survey_fact_sheet_9_8_2010.pdf

Writing or requesting a letter of recommendation? Check out the results of a recent study, “demonstrating that female applicants were more likely to be described with communal terms (e.g., affectionate, warm, kind, and nurturing) than male applicants. Letters of recommendation for female applicants also mentioned more social–communal terms, such as student(s), child, relative, and mother. In contrast, male applicants were more likely to be described in agentic terms (e.g., ambitious, dominant, and self-confident) than were female applicants…[further results] revealed that communal characteristics were negatively related to hireability ratings and that the communal ratings mediated the relationship between applicant gender and hireability ratings for a research-oriented university.” See the full article: Madera, JM, Hebl, MR, and Martin, RC. 2009. Gender and letters of recommendation for academia: Agentic and communal differences. Journal of Applied Psychology 94(6); 1591-1599.