Gender Bias in Academic Medicine
The ongoing pandemic is driving the demand for online negotiation courses designed for female physicians. Data shows that the wage gap between male and female physicians was 28%, with male doctors earning over $116,000 more annually than their female counterparts. The 2020 Physician Compensation Report from Doximity shows that female physicians in Hartford earned among the least nationally at $239,897 per year, compared to $299,036 earned by female physicians across the U.S.Source: CT Public
Gender advocacy leads to major recognition for Yale oncologist Pamela Kunz, MD
Pamela Kunz, MD, was recently recognized as the 2021 Woman Oncologist of the Year by Women Leaders in Oncology for her commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through her research, committee leadership, and talks. “My advocacy is what is being recognized,” Kunz said, “To have the award acknowledge my DEI efforts is really meaningful.”
In New Role, Oncologist Aims to Build ‘Foundations of a Culture’ that Ensures Equality
Barbara Burtness, MD, understands that — in the medical profession — a culture of inclusion and diversity doesn’t just happen. It must be learned. In her new role as interim associate director for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Yale Cancer Center, she wants to help teach it.Source: Healio
Collective Efforts to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Genetics Department Make Steady Progress
Every two weeks, members of the Yale Genetics Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) come together to discuss ways to address equity and inclusion across all underrepresented memberships within the department.
Diversity, Equity, and Representativeness: Coming to Terms With the Henrietta Lacks Act
Dr. Daniel Boffa speaks on the recently passed Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act that will direct the Government Accountability Office to study and publish a report regarding barriers to participation in federally funded cancer clinical trials by populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in previous studies.Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Pilot grants to study the health of women and resources for women faculty at Yale gaining momentum
Even today, attention to research on women’s health remains far behind that of men, and fewer women faculty are pursuing opportunities to commercialize their research. Two organizations at Yale – Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) --- are looking to change those trends, offering grants and programs specifically aimed at supporting women’s health research and supporting women faculty who wish to seek funding to bring their discoveries to a commercial light.
The Fight for Healthcare Equity after COVID-19
COVID-19 spotlighted and exacerbated longstanding inequities in the healthcare system. Dr. Cecelia Calhoun ’21, a Yale physician with a focus on sickle cell disease, and Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman discuss the gargantuan but critical challenge of addressing the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans.Source: Yale Insights