OWIMS Weekly Links & News - October 14-18
UPCOMING OWIMS LEADERSHIP EVENTS
Call for Applications: The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is pleased to announce a new professional development fellowship, the Early Career Development Program for Women (ECDPW). Targeted towards early-career women faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) in the first 5-years of their careers, the fellowship is six days in total spread over six months and will include these sessions. The deadline is October 31st. Visit the ECPDW page for more information and the application information, at http://www.wakehealth.edu/School/OWIMS/ECDPW.htm.
Career Development For Women Leaders Training Program
November 11, 8am-5pm
Event Audience: CDWL Fellows
Career Development For Women Leaders Training Program
December 3, 8am-5pm
Negotiation for Women
Event Audience: CDWL Fellows and open to CDWL Graduates
View all OWIMS Leadership & Mentoring Events
The challenges of scaling-up and sustaining professional development school partnerships
Are we closing the gap in faculty development needs for feedback training?
Interprofessional Academic Health Center Leadership Development: The Case of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Healthcare Leadership Academy
Professors as Academic Leaders The Perspectives of 'the Led'
A time allocation study of university faculty
Pathways to Gender Inequality in Faculty Pay: The Impact of Institution, Academic Division, and Rank
Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia by Rachel Connelly and Kristen Ghodsee (review)
Women managers, careers and gendered ageism
Career Brief: Mothers' careers stalled
OWIMS Exemplary Mentor Spotlight -
Sara R. Jones, PhD
Professor with Tenure
Physiology and Pharmacology
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Journal of Women's Health:October 2013
Academy of Women's Health Call for AbstractsWomen's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress
April 4-6, 2014 Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
Presented by Academy of Women's Health; Journal of Women's Health; VCU Institute for Women's Health
Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session: in partnership with the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Who Should Submit: We invite researchers at all levels to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues in women's health and sex differences including basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiologic, disparities, and health services research. In addition, we welcome abstracts on innovations in education and career development for health researchers. Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Mark Your Calendar for the Following Activities:
- Beginning October 1: Annual "Be Safe" Cell Phone Drive. Although it may seem that practically everyone owns a cell phone these days, they are often at the center of power and control issues of abusive relationships in several ways: Cell phones are broken or damaged during physical altercations; Tracking/GPS/"Boyfriend" apps are downloaded unbeknownst to victims; Accounts in the abuser's name are often terminated, leaving victims without cell services; Phones are taken/hidden by the abuser; victims may be unable to afford phones/service
One way you can assist domestic violence victims is by collecting used cell phones and accessories that can be given to victims for 911 service in the event of an emergency. Another way this project helps the community, is for programs such as Family Services to send phones and accessories to reclamation centers in return for funds to invest back into programs which benefit victim services.
- 7 Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence
- October 17, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Home Free Luncheon featuring domestic violence survivor, Mildred Mohammad www.homefreenc.com
- October 18, 6-8pm Unmask the Violence Pig Pickin' Fundraiser at the First Christian Church, Kernersville. This event will feature a barbeque dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, and a cake and dessert auction. All proceeds benefit Next Step Ministries Domestic Violence Shelter in Kernersville. For more information call 413-7054. Admission $15 per ticket members.kernersvillenc.com/events/details/unmask-the-violence-pig-pickin-fundraiser-380
- October 22, 6pm:Fall Volunteer Training, The Safe Relationships Division of Family Services, Inc. is currently recruiting volunteer advocates for the domestic violence and sexual assault programs. For more information please contact Kenyetta Richmond at email@example.com, or (336)722-8173. Completed application packet, interview and background check required for attendance.
- October 30, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: Panel Discussion: Domestic Violence and the African-American Community Performance by Authoring Action. Located at WSSU, Anderson Center Dillard Auditorium
- November 6, 8:30-2, When Domestic Violence Comes to Work, 1200 S. Broad Street, Winston Salem. Register in advance online: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-722-8173. Fee: $35 - pay the day of training. Space is limited.
- DV Screening Pocket Cards Available! OWIMS, in conjunction with Family Services and the WFBMC Forensic Nurse Unit, has created tip cards to assist with the screening of potential domestic violence victims. These laminated tip cards, designed for practitioners to carry in their pockets, contain behaviors to look for, questions to ask, steps to take if the patient is a DV victim and contacts for referrals and questions. If you would like a card for yourself or several for your department, please contact OWIMS at email@example.com.
Developing and delivering interventions to prepare women for pregnancy that can reduce mother and child deaths across the globe
Young women who experience dating violence face economic barriers
Female smokers at higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke
In young African-American women, vigorous physical activity linked to lower incidence of obesity
Method of mother's weight loss may impact long-term health of offspring
Calcium-rich diet may reduce female mortality
Repeat intimate-partner violence reduced by community intervention program
Better outcomes if pregnancy care led by midwives