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April 2011 Update

Dear Women Faculty,

I want to make you aware of some upcoming events which may be of interest to you.  

Firstly, the Office of Women in Science and Medicine will hold an interactive session on Legal Preparedness for Families on Thursday, May 5, from 3:30 -4:30 in BRB 181. This is part of a series for women faculty to discuss issues surrounding work-life intersection. The session is in collaboration with the Office of Work, Life and Engagement and will be facilitated by elder law attorney-Rajiv Goel. Learn about the importance of wills, medical advance directives and financial power of attorney. This session is open to all women faculty. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend, reply to

Additionally the OWISM is co-sponsoring a session on “Family Friendly Benefits” with the Office of Faculty Development. This session will take place on Thursday 4/28 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM at 2024 east Monument Street second floor auditorium room 2-1007. In this session, Meg Stoltzfus, the Lifespan Services manager will provide an overview of Work Life services such as child care referrals, the Backup Care program, the Johns Hopkins Parent Network, and consultations for aging adult concerns.  You will be made aware of many services you are eligible for as part of your faculty benefits plan. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

I would also like to make you aware of a new tool which has been developed by the Associate Professor Promotion Committee – called the Nomination Manager.  Completion of this new interactive tool will be required by all faculty being considered for promotion to Associate Professor;  however it will also be very helpful for all junior faculty as they progress towards this goal.  This tool allows for CV management and ability to demonstrate progress along the various pathways at the SOM.  Please review this valuable tool which will be a great resource for career advancement.  Please go to Associate Professor Promotion Committee Nomination manager at to review.

Lastly, The Greater Baltimore Area AWIS chapter has designed a survey to identify topics of interest for women scientists in the area.  This AWIS Chapter has was founded in 2009 to serve women scientists of various disciplines and career stages.  They have asked that I send out this link to a quick (<5 min) survey that will help them identify topics of interest for women scientists in the area.

link to survey:

I hope to see many of you at upcoming OWISM events-and thank you in advance for your participation in all activities!

Best regards,

Barbara Fivush

Director of the Office of Women in Science and Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics