- To support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine
- To promote education and research in women’s health
Publications & Articles of Interest
|FOCUS-Related Publications||Recent Publications & News of Interest||Miscellaneous Bibliography of Resources|
- Culture Matters: The Pivotal Role of Culture for Women's Careers in Academic Medicine (Academic Medicine, April 2014)
- Tradition Meets Innovation: Transforming Academic Medical Culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine (Academic Medicine, April 2013)
- A Culture Conducive to Women’s Academic Success: Development of a Measure (Academic Medicine, November 2012)
- Empowering Women in Academic Health Centers: Past, Present, and Future (AAMC's GWIMS Watch, Fall 2012)
- Factors Impacting the Departure Rate of Female and Male Junior Medical School Faculty: Evidence from a Longitudinal Analysis (Journal of Women's Health, October 2012)
- Awarded Best Poster in 2011 AAMC GWIMS Meeting (see p. 3)
- A Writing Group for Female Assistant Professors (Journal of the National Medical Association, September 2011)
- The Goal is Transformation. A Trial Seeks to Help Women Advance in Academic Medicine (PENN Medicine, Winter 2010/2011)
- Joint PIs S. Abbuhl / J.A. Grisso & multi-disciplinary team of national researchers receive unique NIH RO1 grant to support women in biomedical careers via their NIH-TAC Trial (Transforming Academic Culture) Intervention (Executive Summary, The NIH-TAC Trial)
- Examining Faculty Awards for Gender Equity and Evolving Values (Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 2010)
- The Brief CV Review: One Component of a Mosaic of Mentorship for Women in Academic Medicine (Journal of the National Medical Association, September 2009)
- Work-Life Policies for Faculty at the Top Ten Medical Schools (Journal of Women's Health, October 2008)
- Award Winning Women in Medicine Programs: Lessons in Building a Strong Professional Development Program for Women (AAMC's Faculty Vitae Spotlight, Winter 2006)
- A Matter of FOCUS and Potential (PENN Medicine, Summer 2005)
Other Publications & News of Interest
- Why I Put My Wife's Career First (Andrew Moravcsik; The Atlantic, October 2015 Issue)
The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.
- A Toxic Work World (Anne-Marie Slaughter; The New York Times- Sunday Review, September 18, 2015)
- Addressing Disparities in Academic Medicine: Moving Forward (Carrie L. Byington MD and Vivian Lee MD PhD MBA; JAMA Editorial: The Journal of the American Medical Association, September 15, 2015) JAMA. 2015;314(11):1139-1141. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10664
- Sex Differences in Academic Rank in US Medical Schools in 2014 (Anupam B. Jena MD PhD et al., JAMA Original Investigation, The Journal of the American Medical Association, September 15, 2015) JAMA. 2015;314(11):1149-1158. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10680.
- Sex Differences in Institutional Suppport for Junior Biomedical Researchers (Robert Sege MD PhD et al., JAMA Research Letter, The Journal of the American Medical Association, September 15, 2015) JAMA. 2015;314(11):1175-1177. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8517.
Women are underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce. Only 30% of funded investigators are women.1,2 Junior faculty women have fewer peer-reviewed publications than men3,4 and are more often on clinician-educator (vs traditional) tracks.5 One reason may be differences in early-career institutional support, which to our knowledge has not been previously examined.
- Mentoring Women (A Guide for Mentors) (AAMC GWIMS Toolkit by Mary Lou Voytko PhD and Joan Lakoski PhD, May 2015)
Mentoring Women explores why engaging women in mentorship at every level-faculty, fellows, and students- is vital to expanding women’s professional success in medicine and science, mentoring basics, essential elements of mentorship that lead to achieving career satisfaction and success, and how to maximize your success as a mentor.
- Writing an Effective Executive Summary (AAMC GWIMS Toolkit by Roberta Sonnino MD, May 2015)
Why the Executive Summary is an invaluable tool for self-promotion that expands upon the objective accomplishments listed in your CV. The toolkit provides navigation through the sections of an executive summary and the methodology behind crafting a more effective executive summary.
- Madame C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing 'Office Housework' (Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg; The New York Times- Sunday Review-Women at Work, a four-part series, February 6, 2015)
- Expectations of Brilliance Underlie Gender Distributions across Academic Disciplines (Science, January 16, 2015)
We hypothesize that, across the academic spectrum, women are underrepresented in fields whose practitioners believe that raw, innate talent is the main requirement for success, because women are stereotyped as not possessing such talent.
- Speaking While Female: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Why Women Stay Quiet at Work ( Sherryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, The New York Times- Sunday Review-Women at Work, a four-part series, January 12, 2015)