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Led by Susan J. Baserga of Yale University, the 50業子 Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee advocates for women in biochemistry and molecular biology, both in academia and in industry by increasing participation, visibility and status of women within the scientific community. Learn more about the committee

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Recent stories from 50業子 Today
The silent toll of unpromotable work

Extra commitments are everywhere in academia. Many take time and effort but do not advance a faculty members career.

Must a female scientist be ambitious?

We need to accept that women may have motivations beyond achievements in the workplace and that career achievements may be secondary to worklife integration, Marina K. Holz writes.

A time for reflection and data

Some researchers suggest the pandemic has served as the proverbial canary in the coal mine, highlighting and amplifying existing disparities and inequities within the STEMM workplace.

Bumpus leads with science

Namandjé Bumpus recently stepped away from her lab at Johns Hopkins to become the chief scientist of the FDA.

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The art of effective negotiation for women scientists

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of negotiation relevant to a variety of one-on-one conversations and group settings. Topics include the importance of negotiation to advance research and career objectives, identification of negotiables for research and career advancement, elements of a successful negotiation, the importance of developing alternatives to an agreement, techniques for handling difficult people and conversations, the importance of listening and appreciating different viewpoints, and identification of short- and long-term negotiation goals.

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Leading with purpose: Reflections by successful leaders in BMB

The 2023 50業子 Leadership Award winners share their experiences with leadership and mentoring, with an emphasis on mentoring women in science, their winning strategies for scientific career success and ways that they support the advancement of women in STEM.

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The no club: Putting a stop to womens dead-end work

Exploring the role of nonpromotable tasks and how to manage them. With one of the authors of "The No Club."

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Schools out for summer book club on gender equity

50業子 members discuss The No Club: Putting a Stop to Womens Dead-End Work by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart.

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Schools out for summer book club on gender equity

A discussion of What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet, presented by the 50業子 Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee.

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Leadership awards

The 50業子 Leadership Awards recognize individuals with a strong commitment to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology along with demonstrated excellence in research, discovery and/or service.

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Bhabha found creativity in hard science

An assistant professor with a joint lab at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, she has won the 2023 50業子 Early-Career Leadership Award.

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Rye offers tools for success

A JLR editor-in-chief and deputy head of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, she has won the 2023 50業子 Mid-Career Leadership Award.

Nominate a leader

The awards were instituted in 2020 and are given annually by the 50業子 Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee. See the criteria and how to nominate.

Resources

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

MOSAIC

The MOSAIC program is part of the NIHs efforts to enhance diversity within the academic biomedical research workforce.

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