No Scientist Left Behind

2019 Mentoring Symposium
"Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind"
(Sponsored by the Women in Physiology Committee)

 

Date: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday during Experimental Biology 2019

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Location: Orlando Convention Center, Room W311C

 

Organizers:

Nicole Nichols, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Sushant Ranadive, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Maura Porta, Ph.D., Midwestern University

Symposium Abstract: In this symposium entitled “Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind” sponsored by the Women in Physiology Committee, we will focus on a variety of topics. Topics to be covered include: 1) effectively dealing with and overcoming career interruptions; 2) how to fix the leaky pipeline by successfully promoting diversity and women in science; 3) what keeps women from rising to the highest ranks of academia and how to break the glass ceiling; and 4) identifying structural issues and successes within institutions. We will have three speakers. Our first speaker will be Dr. Jacqueline Limberg (a junior/early career scientist) from the University of Missouri. She will focus on dealing with multiple commitments to work/family/health and how she has successfully overcome a career interruption. The second speaker will be Dr. Irving Vega (a mid-career scientist) from Michigan State University. He will discuss successfully promoting diversity and women in science and “how to fix the leaky pipeline” vs. "how do we keep the faucet going". Our last speaker will be Dr. Nancy Fjortoft (Dean of Pharmacy) from Midwestern University. She will focus on how to break the glass ceiling in science by describing the successes seen at Midwestern University as inclusion has been achieved at the highest leadership levels at this institution. She will focus on how to break the glass ceiling in science by describing the successes seen at Midwestern University as inclusion has been achieved at the highest leadership levels at this institution. The goal of this symposium is to educate the audience on how to successfully deal with career interruptions, provide tips on how to promote diversity and women in science in order to “keep the faucet going” and how to break the glass ceiling in science.

 


Presentations and Speakers

Each presentation (a series of three talks) will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

  • Sunday, April 7, 2019
    Jacqueline Limberg, University of Missouri
    Juggling Different Roles: A Woman Scientist’s Perspective
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
    Irving Vega, Michigan State University
    Building Bridges for Sustainable Diversity of the Workforce
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    Nancy Fjortoft, Midwestern University
    Knowing when to say yes, knowing when to say no: Strategies for success

 


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