WFA: Women's Faculty Association

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Dr Jan Patterson wins 1st Dr Hoppe Research Ethics Award.

The WFA Awards ceremony on May 18, 2010 marked the inaugural year of the Dr. Margaret (Sue) Keir Hoppe Research Ethics Award. The WFA greatly appreciates the President's Council gift which made it possible to establish the Dr. Margaret (Sue) Keir Hoppe Award in Research Ethics. The WFA was honored to initiate this annual award in honor of Dr Hoppe's seminal contributions at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hoppe joined the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty in 1971, retired in 2003, and passed away in 2009. She was nationally recognized for her contributions to research, ethical conduct of research, and teaching. She was a founding member of the UT Health Science Center WFA and a strong force in faculty development and mentoring activities through her years of dedicated service to WFA and as WFA President in 1991. She was on the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for many years also serving as its Director. She was a local and national leader in the development of the roles of the IRB. As a researcher, she was keenly aware of the need to balance community needs for research results with the utmost respect for the rights and needs of research participants. The Dr. Margaret (Sue) Keir Hoppe Award in Research Ethics honors her many contributions. Dr. Jan E. Patterson was honored as this year's award recipient for her outstanding essay titled ''Quality Improvement or Research? A Procedural Justice Approach''. The Dr. Hoppe Research Ethics Award was presented to Dr. Jan Patterson by Dr. Janet Williams, who was a colleague of Dr Hoppe's.

American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a guide to developing campus diversity and discusses why diversity in the science and technology fields is good for the US.

Responding to Rejection - useful tips for professionals in academic medicine.

Equally Qualified Women Paid Less Than Men
The survey of women and men working in the life sciences at academic medical centers also finds that men and women take on different roles during their professional careers.
Boston Globe, March 31, 2010

WFA Annual Leadership Awards Each year the Women's Faculty Association recognizes 5 outstanding students with the Annual Leadership Awards. Nominate tomorrow's leaders today: sample form and memo available online. For additional information contact Cara Gonzales. Visit our list of past WFA Leadership Award winners.

NIH Study to Evaluate Barriers to Success for Women in Academic Medicine. Why are women faculty leaving academic medicine at alarmingly high rates and what are the barriers women face in attaining positions of leadership at academic health centers? Drexel Univ - College of Medicine, October 09, 2009 - news release here.

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