Additional Reading

Learn about For Women in Science, an international program to promote and highlight the critical importance of ensuring greater participation of women in science

Women in Biomedical Research: Best Practices for Sustaining Career Success – to review this report, please access the NIH Women in Science website by clicking here. To obtain addition informative articles and reports, from the Mentoring Report to Women in Biomedical Careers, please click here.

Women in Academic Radiology – This article, reprinted with permission from ARRS/WomensImagingOnline discusses the under-representation of women radiologists in academic medicine, possible reasons why women are under-represented and possible solutions to work towards eliminating gender difference. To read the full article, click here.

The University of Texas just completed a Gender Equity Study recommending the University complete a 5 – 10 year plan for gender equity – to view this article, which provides a good model, click here.

Do Babies Matter in Science?: A true measure of gender equity in academe would look at both the career and family outcomes of female Ph.D.'s,
by Mary Ann Mason, The Chronicle of Higher Education., October 17, 2008. To read more about gender equity in academe regarding female Ph.D.s, click here.

Dual Career Academic Couples
by Andrea Henderson, Women in Cell Biology. To view the life of dual career academic couples, click here.

Dual Career Executive Summary – to read the final summary, click here.

Janet Bickel, MA, Career and Leadership Development Coach and Consultant from Falls Church, Virginia shares her perspective on career development in this article titled, Career Development as a Long-distance

Book Review – Janet Bickel, MA recommends the book entitled, When the Personal Was Political: Five Women Doctors Look Back by author Toni Martin who discusses the experiences of herself and four others, all from the University of California, San Francisco’s medical school, class of 1977. To read Ms. Bickel’s review, click here.

Girl Power at School, but Not at the Office
“By and large women believe that the workplace is a meritocracy, and it isn’t.”
Read more at The NY

Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Awards: Trainees and fellows may receive stipends for up to 60 calendar days (equivalent to 8 work weeks) of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of a child. Click for Details.

The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR): 25 years of promoting women in radiology. The association's accomplishments in promoting the careers of women radiologists were reviewed. Read in Radiographics. 2008 Mar-Apr;28(2):573-82.

Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Why aren't there many women in the top spots in academia? Read more at

Understanding the Importance of Mentors in Career Development

Faculty Compensation and Employment Contracts: The Must-Haves in Academic Medical Center Employment Contracts

Generation to Generation: Discrimination and Harassment Experiences of Physician Mothers and their Physician Daughters.
Journal of Women’s Health 2007 Aug.; 16(6):883-94

It’s Constraints, Not Choices, by Phyllis Moen. Published in Science, 319: 903-904 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1153865] (in Books), February 15, 2008.

How to avoid making your professional life your whole life: strategies for effective management of a busy practice. From the AAWR Luncheon during the 2007 ARRS Meeting in Orlando, presented by Julia R. Fielding, MD

Women Radiologists in the United States: Results from the American College of Radiology's 2003 Survey, by Rebecca S. Lewis, MPH et al. Radiology 2007;242:802-810

New AAMC Analysis Projects Increased Share of Female Applicants