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The State of Women in Biomedical Sciences: A Call to Action

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The goal of the symposium is raise awareness of the challenges facing women biomedical scientists in academia and industry, and to discuss ways to promote equal opportunities for women and men. The format will be four talks followed by a panel where all four speakers will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow the panel to give everyone a chance to meet the speakers and to network.

Talks and Panel Discussions:

  • We’ve come a long way – but not far enough
    Nancy Hopkins, PhD, Professor, MIT
  • Women scientists need to tell their stories
    Vicki Lundblad, PhD, Professor, Salk Institute
  • Implicit Bias – Tactics for Change
    Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene
  • In Defense of Women: Stories from a Lifelong Advocate
    Judge Nancy Gertner, (Retired), Professor, Harvard Law School



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The State of Women in Biomedical Sciences: A Call to Action


Monday, March 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Tufts University School of Medicine, Jaharis Building (Behrakis Auditorium, 1st Floor)
150 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States


Claire Moore
Amy Yee

MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.