OWIMS Weekly Links & News - January 7-11
(formerly the Women's Health Center of Excellence for Research, Leadership, Education)
UPCOMING OWIMS LEADERSHIP & MENTORING EVENTS
Career Development For Women Leaders Training Program
January 14, 8am-5pm (January 22 bad weather back-up date)
Being Heard at the Leadership Table and Beyond
Event Audience: CDWL Fellows
Women Residents and Fellows Professional Development Program
January 18, 2013, 1 - 2:30pm
Getting Beyond the Surface Issues: Dealing Effectively with Conflict
Event Audience: Women Residents and Fellows
RSVP to Diana Cornelison at email@example.com.
Learning Lab on Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions
January 29-31, 2013
AAMC's Diversity Policy and Programs has partnered with Cook Ross to adapt a seminar on unconscious bias for health professions audiences. Cook Ross has developed an intensive and dynamic 3-day learning lab which examines how unconscious biases develop, how they influence perceptions and decision making, and their impact on institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. This unique professional development opportunity is aimed at diversity leaders in academic medicine and other professionals in healthcare and biomedical research. Click here for more details. Please act fast as slots are limited.
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Toastmasters International provides meetings which function as workshops where participants hone professional skills in a friendly atmosphere. Participation may help you or your staff to become better speakers, communicate more effectively, improve presentation skills and much more. A local chapter meets twice a month during the lunch hour at the Women's Health Center of Excellence [location] or Davenport Transportation Consulting, Suite 2A, Chatham Building. For more meeting dates and location and details about Toastmasters, see http://empire.freetoasthost.com or email VPmembership@empire.freetoasthost.com.
Building, Bridging, and Blazing Pathways for Women and Leadership: Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future
June 9-12, 2013 - Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
General questions about this or any of ILA's conferences can be directed firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Reasons "Balance" Has Become A Dirty Word At Work
Communication: Top Tool of World's Greatest Bosses
(Mis)Judging Female Scientists
Scholarly Publishing's Gender Gap
A Rare Leader
The U.S. Is a Great Place to Be a Female Worker-Why Are We Ranked 22nd in the World?
Thick Skin Thinking: How To Use Negative Feedback To Your Advantage At Work
7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload
Women and Academic Research
The Perils Of Ignoring The Softer Side Of Management
Positions Announcements from ELAM
UPCOMING OWIMS EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS
Nutrition Journal Club
January 11, 9-10 (Meets the second Friday of designated months) at the OWIMS [location].
"Industrialized dietary components and obesity risk", Kylie Kavanaugh, Pathology - Comparative Medicine, WFSM
Event Audience: Open
Contact Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD at 716-6970, for materials
Monthly Family Shelter Drive: The Family Services Shelter in Winston-Salem is a place for abused women and their children to find safety, dignity, empathy, and a place to begin healing. OWIMS, in support of the Shelter, will be holding a monthly drive for requested items to provide to the clients as they begin rebuilding their lives. If you have questions about the drive, please contact Rita Groce at email@example.com or 713-5074.
January Donations: coats, gloves and hats/toboggan.
Free webinar: Strengthening Healthcare-based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation
Tuesday, January 8th, 1:00-2:30pm Eastern. Register: http://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/cmhcsmf
Many health care facilities across the U.S. have hired domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) advocates to provide on-site services or utilize trained social workers and other trained health care staff to provide DV/SA intervention and referral. Ongoing evaluation is a critical component to measure the effectiveness of such programs. This webinar is for new and experienced DV/SA advocates, health care administrators/providers and students who want to learn more about evaluating healthcare-based DV/SA programs. This webinar will address the importance of understanding and developing quality improvement measures and annual goals that evaluate how the program is doing; where and how efforts should be targeted; alignment with organizational priorities; and overall program improvement.
QUESTIONS? Contact Vedalyn DeGuzman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-678-5500.
This webinar is sponsored by Futures Without Violence's National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The Center is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Safe Relationships Division of Family Services, Inc. is currently recruiting volunteer advocates to assist with domestic violence and sexual assault services including crisis lines and other needs. To request an application packet, visit our website at www.fsifamily.org or contact Kenyetta Richmond at 336-722-8173 or email@example.com. Required training will take place Jan. 12, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31 and topics include diversity, victim trauma, domestic violence overview, sexual assault overview, crisis intervention, suicide, civil/criminal options, etc.
The National Breastfeeding Helpline: The National Breastfeeding Helpline from the Office on Women's Health has trained breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support by phone. The counselors can help answer common breastfeeding questions. They can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or lactation consultant. The Helpline is available for all breastfeeding mothers, partners, prospective parents, family members, and health professionals seeking to learn more about breastfeeding. Talk with a trained breastfeeding peer counselor in English or Spanish. Call 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) for support! Read more.
Breech Births Cause More Problems for Moms and Babies When Water Breaks Early
Ladies, Don't Let Stress Make You Sick; How to Fight It and Win
Does Motherhood Dampen Cocaine's Effects?
Nearly 4 Out of 10 Lesbians Not Routinely Screened for Cervical Cancer
Regular Exercise Doesn't Impact Amount of Time Women Spend Sitting READ MORE
Sexual Relationships, Satisfaction, Can Suffer During IVF READ MORE
Stressed, Depressed Women Terrible at Using Birth Control READ MORE
Mammograms: For 1 Life Saved, 3 Overdiagnosed READ MORE
Women Who Give Up Smoking Extend Lives by 10 Years READ MORE
Probiotics during Pregnancy may Protect Baby against Eczema READ MORE
Why Fertile Women Are More Aloof READ MORE
UPCOMING OWIMS RESEARCH EVENTS
Research Seminar Series - Co-sponsored with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
January 9, Noon-1pm Lock Library (within OB/GYN), Watlington Hall, 4th Floor *NOTE LOCATION CHANGE*
"Metabolitis: An Energetic Marriage"
Cash McCall, MD, Translational Science Institute
Event Audience: Open to all
Seating on a first come first served basis. Bring your own lunch. No registration required.
Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences, a new funding opportunity, The supplements are intended to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender differences (or similarities) in human health, including behavioral, clinical or preclinical studies. Included are studies relevant to the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prevention, or treatment of disease. The proposed research should address the objectives of the NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health and Sex Differences Research.
Earliest Submission Date: December 12, 2012; Application Due Date: January 11, 2013, by 5pm
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