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Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind (Tuesday)

Symposium — Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM — Convention Center, Room W311C
Women in Physiology Committee — Chair: Nicole Nichols — Co-Chair: Sushant Ranadive and Maura Porta

In this symposium entitled “Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind” sponsored by the Women in Physiology Committee, we will focus on a variety of topics. Topics to be covered include: 1) effectively dealing with and overcoming career interruptions; 2) how to fix the leaky pipeline by successfully promoting diversity and women in science; 3) what keeps women from rising to the highest ranks of academia and how to break the glass ceiling; and 4) identifying structural issues and successes within institutions. We will have three speakers. Our first speaker will be Dr. Jacqueline Limberg (a junior/early career scientist) from the University of Missouri. She will focus on dealing with multiple commitments to work/family/health and how she has successfully overcome a career interruption. The second speaker will be Dr. Irving Vega (a mid-career scientist) from Michigan State University. He will discuss successfully promoting diversity and women in science and “how to fix the leaky pipeline” vs. "how do we keep the faucet going". Our last speaker will be Dr. Nancy Fjortoft (Dean of Pharmacy) from Midwestern University. She will focus on how to break the glass ceiling in science by describing the successes seen at Midwestern University as inclusion has been achieved at the highest leadership levels at this institution. The goal of this symposium is to educate the audience on how to successfully deal with career interruptions, provide tips on how to promote diversity and women in science in order to “keep the faucet going”, and how to break the glass ceiling in science.


  • Knowing When to Say Yes, Knowing When to Say No: Strategies for Success
    Nancy Fjortoft — Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University

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