Resources for Women Faculty
- Penn State BIRCWH Program (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health)
A K12 grant from the National Institutes of Health provides funds for junior faculty BIRCWH scholars to receive mentored research career development in interdisciplinary research on women's health or on sex/gender differences related to biology, health, or disease.
- Penn State Commission for Women
The Commission for Women initiates, supports, and endorses activities and initiatives that will benefit all women in the University - staff, faculty, and students. The site includes projects and events, as well as helpful links on women's issues.
- Women in Biomedical Careers
National Institutes of Health resources dedicated to furthering the careers of women in biomedical research and supported by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH). ORWH sponsored the National Academies report, Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering.
- AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women at the assistant professor level. The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and considering leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.
- AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
The Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women primarily at the associate professor level. Women in the early stages of a professorial appointment will be considered on an individual basis. The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.
- Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. While attaining higher levels within the AHC executive ranks is the program's primary focus, ELAM encourages its graduates to pursue the full diversity of roles that offer opportunities for leadership within their organizations.
- Women Executives in Science and Healthcare (WESH)
WESH started as SELAM (Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) in 1998 when the organization was founded as a 501 (c) 3 corporation. Originally the organization was … committed to the advancement and promotion of women to executive positions in academic medicine and allied health professions through programs that enhance professional and career development and provide networking and mentoring opportunities. The society will support programs designed and dedicated to developing leadership and management skills for individuals interested in careers in academic medicine and allied health professions and will promote collaboration and networking among its members and other organizations that share common goals.