[Publication” Gender Disparities in Invited Commentary Authorship in 2459 Medical Journals

Women in science

Abstract Importance  In peer-reviewed medical journals, authoring an invited commentary on an original article is a recognition of expertise. It has been documented that women author fewer invited publications than men do. However, it is unknown whether this disparity is due to gender differences in characteristics that are associated with invitations, such as field of expertise, […]

A Japanese medical university lowered women’s test scores because it was a “necessary evil”

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“Tokyo Medical University for years doctored the test scores of female applicants to admit fewer women because school officials believed that once women got married and had children they would be unable to fulfill their emergency shifts at hospitals. Japanese media reports said today (Aug. 2) that the university had since 2011 been altering the […]

The World’s 1st Computer Algorithm, Written by Ada Lovelace, Sells for $125,000 at Auction

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“Young Ada Lovelace was introduced to English society as the sole (legitimate) child of scalawag poet Lord Byron in 1815. More than 200 years later, she is remembered by many as the world’s first computer programmer. On Monday (July 23), Lovelace’s scientific reputation got a boost when a rare first edition of one of her […]

GO STEMXchange Scholarship

Thanks to Ana Brown who sent us this information about the GO STEMXchange Scholarship, you can prepare your application for next edition. The University of Washington, one of the world’s preeminent public universities is now accepting the application for its GO!STEMXchange Scholarship Program. The program supports students majoring in STEM fields in exchange opportunities. Ideal candidates […]

[Publication] Society labels harassment as research misconduct

“A major U.S.-based scientific society is on the verge of expanding its definition of research misconduct to include sexual harassment. The 60,000-member American Geophysical Union (AGU) wants to emphasize the serious threat to science from harassment and other forms of discrimination, society officials say. But some experts on research ethics question the wisdom of merging […]

[Publication] The Changing Face of Epidemiology: Gender Disparities in Citations?

Schisterman et al. have published, in the journal of Epidemiology, an interesting study about gender disparities in citations. The authors collected data on the current gender distribution of epidemiology departments, societies, and journal editorial boards. The authors found “a greater number of female epidemiologists in early-career positions and further evidence of potential gender disparity in […]