Gender and Science Blog

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 13:28
The IOP's Women in Physics Group announce the 2014 call for nominations to the Shell and Institute of Physics Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year.This is the 8th year of the award, which has a ?1000 prize. Applications are invited from women at the start of their careers in physics who have made a substantial contribution to the subject and have undertaken activities to support and encourage others in the field. The prize is awarded annually to a woman who is within five years of...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:37
Caring for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Why Gender MattersCommentry by Chloe E. Bird (@ChloeBirdPhD), Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate Schoolhttp://www.rand.org/blog/2014/02/caring-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-diabetes-why.html
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:36
Comentry by  Chloe E. Bird (@ChloeBirdPhD), Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate Schoolhttp://www.rand.org/blog/2014/03/assessing-and-addressing-womens-health-and-health-care.html
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 15:56
We are looking for a talented Drupal developer to support GenPORT. The part-time position will be for 28 months starting in April 2014. The selected candiate will work at the UOC in Barcelona, Spain. Requirements include knowledge in the standard web development technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP), Drupal module development, and DSPACE repositories among others. The detailed job description can be found here.   Any questions, please contact us. 
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:29
We are looking for an imaginative and enthusiastic student to undertake a PhD study into the impact of social class, gender and ethnicity on young people’s engagement with science.http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=558
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 13:17
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Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science delivered a speech today to the Joint Event on Women Researchers and presentation of the Atomia prize, outlinig some previous work and how equality and gender issues will be intergrated into Horizon 2020. REad the speech at http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-215_en.htm
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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 21:54
The FP7 Project GENOVATE Convention took place on the 5th of March 2014 at the Trnava University in Slovakia. The project can be seen as a “sister” project of GenPORT. Its objective is to ensure equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-competent management in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies, with a particular focus on universities. The Slovak GenPORT team participated at the convention in order to connect with the GENOVATE project...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 15:38
The opening talk at the inaugural annual Merton Equality Conversation, given by Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS at the TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford, on Thursday 20 February 2014.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:33
Physicians have long known that oxygen deprivation to the brain around the time of birth causes worse damage in boys than girls. Now a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center conducted in mice reveals one possible reason behind this gender disparity and points to gender-specific mechanisms of brain repair following such injury.“Our observations reveal intriguing differences in the way male and female brains respond to injury following oxygen...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 17:14
“Sex…is an important basic human variable that should be considered when designing and analyzing the results of studies in all areas and at all levels of biomedical and health-related research.” —Institute of Medicine, Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?This online series of courses was designed to create a permanent foundation for sex and gender accountability in medical research and treatment by enabling researchers, clinicians,...
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