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Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century Meeting
Second committee meeting (Washington, DC)

Jefferson Science Fellow Lecture:
How the Brain and Liver Rule the Heart: Impact by the New “Magic Bullets” on Heart Disease

National Academy of Sciences
(Washington, DC)

2015 Henry and Bryna David Lecture: “Communicating the Value and Values of Science”
NAS Keck Center
(Washington, DC)

G7 science academies
Release of 3 statements on global health and on oceans
(Berlin, Germany)


Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
Second meeting
(Long Beach, CA )

Media Coverage

cover image Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty (June 2010)
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April 16, 2015
Some good news about hiring women in STEM doesn’t erase sex bias issue
The Conversation
A 2010 National Research Council report, for instance, found that the proportion of women among tenure-track applicants increased substantially as jobseekers advanced through the process from applying to receiving job offers in six STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. . . .

December 18, 2014
Crashing the Old Boys' Science Club
Live Science (Op-Ed)
In a recent study by the National Research Council, women received 45 percent of biology Ph.D. degrees but represented only 26 percent of applicants for tenure-track faculty positions.

August 18, 2014
Gender Tenure Gap 'Significant' in Some Subjects, Finds US Study
Times Higher Education
She started off by identifying everyone who had been an assistant professor at any point from 2000 through 2004 at a university in one of the three examined disciplines, looking only at departments ranked by the National Research Council's evaluation of doctoral programmes.

March 6, 2013
Inequality Quantified: Mind the Gender Gap
The attrition continues at later stages. In biology, for example, women comprised 36% of assistant professors and only 27% of tenure candidates in a 2010 study by the US National Research Council...