Joint UNC/Duke AMPWIS Article Discussion!

Please join us for an exciting evening discussing two recent research studies investigating reasons behind the dearth of women holding faculty positions in academia, and what we can do to change this situation.

Date / Time: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 / 7pm
Article Links:
Elite male faculty in the life science employ fewer women (2014)
Factors that affect the physical science career interest of female students: Testing five common hypotheses (2013)

Please RSVP HERE.

Event page: UNC/Duke Article Discussion!

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AMPWIS Mentor Social!

Please come join us this Wednesday, October 1st, at 5pm in Bondurant G-074 for a relaxed social hour with eight of our accomplished faculty mentors.  This is an excellent opportunity to speak with incredible scientists from a diverse set of fields who are enthusiastic about providing career tips and advice to MD-PhD students.  We will spend the first 30 minutes informally socializing with the mentors, followed by targeted break out groups by fields of interest for field specific questions, advice, and networking.

The faculty attending can be found on the event page or flier.

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. We hope to see you there!!

 

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UNC & Duke AMPWIS Present: Financial Planning for Physician Scientists

This Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8am!

An expert panel of financial advisors will discuss what you should be doing now and how to develop a plan for the future.

See the event page and Financial Planning Flier for more details.

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Chancellor Folt Discusses the Barriers Women Face in Science with UNC AMPWIS

Students discuss with Chancellor Folt her career path as well as current obstacles for women graduate and professional students.

Students discuss with Chancellor Folt her career path as well as current obstacles for women graduate and professional students.

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AMPWIS featured in the UNC Vital Signs Newsletter and School of Medicine Homepage!!

Kate Hacker, PhD and Audrey Verde, Co-Founders of UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science. Photo by Max Englund, UNC Healthcare.

Kate Hacker, PhD and Audrey Verde, Co-Founders of UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science. Photo by Max Englund, UNC Healthcare.

Check out the featured article Closing the Gender Gap, and our 5 Tips for Young Women Building Careers as Medical Researchers!

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Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science was a Great Success!

Group Photo of Symposium Attendees

Group Photo of Symposium Attendees

Thank you to everyone who participated and made the first Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science a great success! The workshop leaders were fantastic and the Keynote Address from Dr. Pisano was inspirational. It was wonderful to meet everyone, and we hope to make this event a yearly tradition. A special thank you also to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for making this symposium possible!

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Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

We are very excited that the first Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science is next weekend (May 3rd)!  This landmark event will bring together 38 students from UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, MUSC, UVA, and VCU for an incredible day of career development and networking!

The finalized Symposium Schedule and details can be found on the Symposium AgendaSymposium Flier, and our Symposium Event Page.

We look forward to seeing all of you on May 3rd!

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UNC AMPWIS work recognized by University!!

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Audrey and Kate with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt!

We are honored to have received University wide recognition of our work in the first year of our group through the University Award for the Advancement of Women! We look forward to collaborating with fellow award recipients Dr. Donna Bickford and Dr. Karen Booth to continue our mission of educating our peers on the challenges faced by women in academic science and medicine, providing career development skill workshops, and outreach to undergraduates to increase the number of women in MD-PhD programs.

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Thank you for volunteering at Brier Creek Elementary!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to bring the joy of science to the 4th graders at Brier Creek Elementary!! We enjoyed meeting volunteers from all over the triangle as we helped the students plan, carry out, and analyze their science fair experiments.

This outreach project was a collaboration between the UNC MD-PhD Program, UNC WISE, UNC WInS, the UNC Outreach Listserv, the Duke MD-PhD Program, GWIS, and WIB. Thanks to all of you, this outreach collaboration was a great success!

We would also like to thank the amazing teachers at Brier Creek Elementary for making this opportunity possible!

 

 

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Outreach at Brier Creek Elementary – More help needed!

Thank you so much to everyone that has volunteered their time at Brier Creek to help the 4th graders carry out their science fair projects! We have had a ton of fun with this experience during January, but unfortunately both of the dates for this week were cancelled due to snow. In order to best help the students of Brier Creek, we have added February 11th and 13th to our volunteer schedule.

We still need more volunteers for all dates, especially these two make up dates. Even helping for just one date would be amazing! The sign up sheet for dates can be found HERE.

More details about the project can be found on our Events pages.

Information on how to get to the school and day of directions can be found on our Brier Creek Information Flier.

Thank you all for taking the time to show the kids of Brier Creek Elementary that science is fun!!

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