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April 2012 Update

Dear Women Faculty,

I am writing to update you on the activities of the OWISM, as well as provide you with information about upcoming interesting events, programs and articles! 


You are invited to a free screening of the powerful film, Miss Representation, at the Chevy Chase Auditorium (Zayed Room 2119A) on Wednesday, May 9 from 6-7:30pm with an optional discussion to follow. This 90-minute documentary brings to light how mass media is teaching yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential Pizza and drinks will be provided at 5:15pm in the area just outside the auditorium.

It is First Come/First Served and no RSVP is necessary. To see a 2 minute or 8 minute trailer for the film, go


I also want to invite you to attend the upcoming Fourth Annual Office of Women in Science and Medicine Event and Presentation of the Vice Dean's Award. I am very excited to announce that Catherine DeAngelis, Editor in Chief Emerita of JAMA, and Professor of Pediatrics will speak on Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the Chevy Chase Auditorium in the Zayed Tower(2119A). Following this lecture, we will be presenting the Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women to two exceptional faculty members: Jeanne Clarke, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Elizabeth Jaffee, Professor of Oncology and Pathology. Please join the OWISM as we honor and recognize the recipients of this prestigious award. I have attached a brochure for this exciting event and hope that you will be able to attend. Please RSVP to the

Work/Life Intersection

On Thursday June 14, from 12 – 1 PM, the OWISM will be hosting the second lecture in our 2012 “Work/Life Intersection Series” in the BRB, room G03. Join us for a discussion “Financing your Child’s College Education”. You will hear about the financial aid process, completing the FAFSA application, and how the Johns Hopkins college grant functions. This information will be presented by the JHU student financial aid office and the JHU benefits office. We feel that this session will be of great interest to many of our women faculty. Please RSVP to the and reply if you will be attending.

Of importance, given the high number of people interested in the Office of Work, Life and Engagement programs, they have created a listserv to share a monthly calendar of events and other announcements. The listserv is set up so that you may respond to with any questions. They typically send monthly messages to this listserv. You will not receive messages from other members of the listserv. They offer a variety of workshops and events to the Hopkins community to help faculty and staff enrich their personal and professional lives. To register for a workshop, visit WorkLife Registration. The office of work, life and engagement has also created an on line opportunity to learn more about childcare opportunities. Here is a description of their new J-list:

J-List: An Online Community for Child Care and More…

Do you have questions about child care? Are you in search of quality child care? Consider joining J-List, an online community provided by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. J-List is:

  • An online discussion board with forums on child care, parenting, and ading adults and a database to post housing available for sale, rent or sharing.
  • Available to faculty, staff, professional students, and retirees at Johns Hopkins.
  • JHED ID and password protected.
  • Moderated by Work, Life and Engagement staff.

To access J-List, visit, select J-List from the left-side navigation, and agree to the'terms and conditions' the first time you log in. Faculty, staff, professional students, and retirees can use J-List to initiate discussions about their experiences and share resources that may benefit other members of the Johns Hopkins community.

OWISM Leadership Programs for Women

As you know the OWISM sponsors 2 important leadership programs for women faculty. Our newest Emerging Women’s Leadership Program (EWLP) is presently in progress, and we have over 40 women leaders enrolled. The course is compiled of 9 two hour sessions, which take place over a 10 month period. This program is geared to the retention, advancement and promotion of our Junior Assistant Professors and Instructors. Our more advanced Leadership Program for Women Faculty (LPWF) is wrapping up its third year, as the cohort learns to “Speak like a Pro.” The courses in this program are ½ day in length and provide a more in-depth experience in leadership training. We have just completed an evaluation of our first LPWF and this data is being presented in poster form at the Upcoming AAMC meeting. I have attached the poster describing our outcomes for your interest. Lori Grover, one of the graduates of the first cohort was instrumental in analysis of this data and development of the poster! Additionally I have attached brochures on both the EWLP and the LPWF to this update for your information. We plan to begin to recruit to the 2012 LPWF in the next few weeks, please take advantage of the opportunity to apply! We will be sending out information on how to apply in late May. 


I wanted to give you some information about awards available to women. You might consider yourself a good candidate or take the time to nominate a colleague!

The 2013 L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science recognizes 5 excellent women scientists (one from each continent) at the height of their career. Please learn more about this $100,000 award, by going to The deadline for nominations on this prize is 5/30/12.

The AAMC is now accepting nominations for the 2012 AAMC Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Awards!

Each year, an individual and an organization/program are recognized for their contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine.
The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of established and emerging leaders and organizations/programs. To learn more about the awards and nomination process, visit the GWIMS Awards page.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2012.

Questions? Email:

For your interest

Subject: Portraits of Women in Western Art

Lisa Heiser Memorial Lectureship- Gerald Hickson Presentation

This is the link to the Molly Carnes's presentation on unconscious bias at U Conn:

AAMC Leadership Program

Please see the information below about the upcoming 2012 AAMC Leadership Program for Women. If you are interested, please speak to your Department Chair or Division Chief for sponsorship and possible financial support.

Now Accepting Applications

July 7-10, 2012
Bolger Center, Potomac, Md.

The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three-and-a-half-day program designed for women at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level. This year’s seminar is scheduled for July 7–10 in Potomac, Md.
The program goal is to provide an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to follow the path to leadership in academic medicine. Topics covered span strategic communication skills to negotiation to leadership topics. Small-group sessions focus on mentoring participants in career-building skills in narrative and CV development. The seminar faculty are chosen for their demonstrated leadership abilities from various schools in the United States and Canada and offer knowledge, inspiration, and valuable career advice.
The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and considering leadership positions within their disciplines, departments, or institutions.
The online application period will begin Wednesday, February 29, and end Monday, April 9, 2012.
For more information and to view the preliminary agenda, visit
Program: Elizabeth Coakley, M.A.,
Application: Leigh Weitzmann,
Logistics: Chanel Ricks, CMP,

Lastly, I would like to send along some articles and publications of interest! I have attached an Interesting article from Lancet written by Rosalind Franklin’s sister, as well as an article describing stereotype threat in Academic Medicine. Additionally I have attached the AAMC GWIMS spring publication which contains information about various programs offered by Universities across the country for women.

Thank you for your continued support of the OWISM and it’s programs. I look forward to seeing you at upcoming functions!