The Trouble With Girls in Lab

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It’s been a tough few weeks for women in science. In a June column of Science entitled “Help! My Advisor Won’t Stop Looking Down My Shirt” contributor Dr Alice Huang advised a female trainee that her problem was “common in the workplace”. She went on to suggest that  “As long as your adviser does not move on to other […]

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News: NIH Awards $31 Million to Enhance Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce

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The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce. Research demonstrates that economic, social, and cultural factors have a powerful impact on the […]

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News: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies

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In 1993, the NIH Revitalization Act required the inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical research. Today, just over half of NIH-funded clinical-research participants are women. We know much more about the role of sex and gender in medicine, such as that low-dose aspirin has different preventive effects in women and men, and that drugs such […]

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Title IX Isn’t Working: Nine Necessary Actions to End Sexual Harassment Culture in STEM

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Imagine your lab throws you a party for your upcoming wedding. Fun, right? Now imagine your boss handing you a large, vivid and anatomically distinctive sex toy. At the University of Arizona, this is what Dr. Timothy Slater did. He also asked his female grad students to teach without underwear, have a threesome with him […]

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