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ACHIEVING XXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE

Role of Professional Societies in Advancing Women in Science

Proceedings of a Workshop AXXS 2002

Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jong-on Hahm, Ph.D., Editors

Committee on Women in Science and Engineering

Policy and Global Affairs

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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This project was supported by the Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health, Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order #103, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the National Academy of Sciences. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Wm. A. Wulf is president of the National Academy of Engineering.

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine.

The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts and Dr. Wm. A. Wulf are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council.

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STEERING COMMITTEE FOR AXXS 2002 WORKSHOP

Sally Shaywitz, M.D., Chair, Professor of Pediatrics,

Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University

Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics,

Harvard Medical School

Janet Bickel, M.A., Former Associate Vice President for Medical School Affairs,

Association of American Medical Colleges

Michael Lockshin, M.D., Professor of Medicine,

Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University

Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO,

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Deborah Powell, M.D., Dean and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Affairs,

University of Minnesota Medical School

W. Sue Shafer, Ph.D., Deputy Director,

Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research

Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Executive Director,

American Dental Education Association

Project Staff

Jong-on Hahm, Ph.D., Director

Amaliya Jurta, Senior Project Assistant (through July 2002)

Elizabeth Briggs Huthnance, Program Associate

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COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

POLICY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS DIVISION

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Lilian Shiao-Yen Wu, Ph.D., Chair,

Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation

Uma Chowdhry, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Technology,

DuPont Engineering

Ralph J. Cicerone, Ph.D., Chancellor,

University of California, Irvine

Alice S. Huang, Ph.D., Senior Councilor,

External Relations and Biology Faculty Associate, California Institute of Technology

Kathryn O. Johnson, Ph.D., Owner/Principal,

Matrix Consulting Group

William Phillips, Ph.D., Fellow,

Atomic Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Darryll J. Pines, Ph.D., Associate Professor,

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland

Sue V. Rosser, Ph.D., Dean,

Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sally Shaywitz, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics,

Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University

Julia Weertman, Ph.D., Walter P. Murphy Professor Emerita,

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

CWSE Staff

Jong-on Hahm, Ph.D., Director

Amaliya Jurta, Senior Project Assistant (through July 2002)

Elizabeth Briggs Huthnance, Program Associate

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Preface

If the world of biomedical research can be likened to a globe, perhaps clinical research can be envisioned as the side facing away from the sun. Although part of the whole, it is not the shining face of biomedical research. But basic and clinical research share equally the responsibility for achieving the goals of biomedical research—improved health and treatment of disease.

This workshop, held July 8–9, 2002, in Washington, D.C., looked at ways to advance women scientists careers in clinical research. Interest in such careers is falling among medical degree recipients, and particularly among women. This situation is worrisome because, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, women will soon make up the majority of recipients of medical degrees and life science doctorates (according to NSF data), and declining interest from the growing pool of future investigators may constrict our understanding of human disease.

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health asked the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering at the National Research Council (NRC) to hold a workshop to explore ways in which scientific societies could enhance the research careers of women scientists, in support of ORWH’s ongoing efforts to promote women’s advancement in biomedical careers. Scientific societies play a crucial role in career development, and identifying specific strategies that societies could deploy might be very helpful in encouraging women to enter and continue in clinical research careers. This volume consists of the presentations made at the workshop, including remarks by the leaders of the five breakout sessions. The statements made in the enclosed papers are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily represent positions of the committee or the National Academies.

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ORWH has consistently been a leader on this issue, and the committee would like to acknowledge Dr. Vivian Pinn, director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health, for her continued support of efforts to advance women in biomedical research careers, and Ms. Joyce Rudick in ORWH for translating the visions into reality. We also would like to acknowledge Dr. Jong-on Hahm, Amaliya Jurta, and Elizabeth Briggs Huthnance of the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, for their energetic efforts and commitment in bringing this workshop and the resulting proceedings to fruition.

This volume has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for quality. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this volume: Veronica Catanese, New York University Medical Center; Adrian Dobs, Johns Hopkins University; Elaine Gallin, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; John Lumpkin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Joan Lunney, United States Department of Agriculture; Christine Seidman, Harvard Medical School; and Harold Slavkin, University of Southern California.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the individual papers. Responsibility for the final content of the papers rests with the individual authors.

Sally Shaywitz, Chair

Steering Committee for AXXS 2002 Workshop

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Contents

SESSION I:   WELCOMING REMARKS AND OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Remarks
Vivian Pinn, M.D., National Institutes of Health

 

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Opening Keynote Address: How Far We Have Come, How Far We Still Have to Go: How Women Saved American Medicine
Carola Eisenberg, M.D., Harvard Medical School

 

5

SESSION II:   PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

 

 

 

 

Opening Remarks

 

13

   

 Vivian Pinn, M.D., National Institutes of Health,

 

13

   

 Sally Shaywitz, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine,

 

15

   

 Harvey Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Medicine,

 

19

 

 

Keynote Address: Women in Science and Medicine
Karen Antman, M.D., Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

 

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From AXXS ’99 to AXXS 2002
Page S. Morahan, Ph.D., National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine

 

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A Pathways Model for Career Progression in Science
Pam Marino, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health

 

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Advancing Women in Academic Medicine
Janet Bickel, M.A., Association of American Medical Colleges

 

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Panel: Differences Between Basic and Clinical Disciplines
W. Sue Shafer, Ph.D., Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research Herbert Pardes, M.D., New York Presbyterian Hospital Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., American Dental Education Association

 

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Women in Leadership
Ruth Kirschstein, M.D., National Institutes of Health

 

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SESSION III:   REPORTS OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

 

 

 

Reports of Breakout Sessions

 

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 Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School,

 

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 W. Sue Shafer, Ph.D., Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research,

 

63

   

 Michael Lockshin, M.D., Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University,

 

63

   

 Herbert Pardes, M.D., New York-Presbyterian Hospital,

 

64

   

 Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., American Dental Education Association,

 

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SESSION IV:   CLOSING PLENARY

 

 

 

 

Closing Remarks: Achieving XXcellence

 

 

   

 Diane Wara, M.D., University of California–San Francisco,

 

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 Vivian Pinn, M.D., National Institutes of Health,

 

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APPENDIXES

 

 

A

 

Workshop Agenda

 

85

B

 

Workshop Participants and Speakers

 

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This report is the proceedings of a July 2002 workshop of the Committee on AXXS 2002: A Workshop for Clinical Societies to Enhance Women's Contributions to Science and their Profession. The workshop gathered representatives of clinical societies and identified ways to enhance the participation of women scientists in the clinical research workforce. This workshop was a follow-up to the AXXS 1999 conference sponsored by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which focused on how scientific societies could contribute to the enhancement of women's careers in science.

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