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Gender Bias Under the Microscope

Keynote Speaker

Maharzin Banaji

Mahzarin Banaji, PhD
Mahzarin Banaji is the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. She will speak about her book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, which describes her groundbreaking research on the causes and costs of implicit bias and how we can overcome it.
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Featured Speakers

Sarah S. Richardson

Sarah S. Richardson, PhD
Sarah S. Richardson is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. A historian and philosopher of science, her research focuses on race and gender in the biosciences and on the social dimensions of scientific knowledge. She will speak on "Gender Bias and the Human Genome: The Case for Diversity in Biomedical Discovery."
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Eileen Pollack

Eileen Pollack, MFA
Eileen Pollack directs the Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Michigan. She holds a BS in Physics from Yale University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She will speak about her book The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club, named one of the notable nonfiction books of 2015 by The Washington Post.
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Workshop Speakers

Monica Vela

Monica Vela, MD
Monica Vela MD, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Pritzker School of Medicine, Univ Chicago
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Sexism in medicine

Jonathan Eisen

Jonathan Eisen, PhD
Jonathan Eisen PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences, Univ California at Davis
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Role of male advocates & allies

Abbie Wazlawek

Abbie Wazlawek, PhD
Abbie Wazlawek PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
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High-impact negotiation skills

Anna Katz

Anna Kaatz, PhD, MPH
Anna Kaatz PhD & MPH, Director of Computational Sciences at Univ. Wisconsin-Madison Center for Women's Health Research
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Overcoming stereotype threat

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Location: Rosalind Franklin University
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Registration Fees:
General Admission: $50
University Students and Medical Residents, RFU Faculty: Free

Leaders in the field will join us in two panel discussions:
Women’s Progress and Hurdles in Science and Healthcare and
Overcoming Implicit Bias to Foster Better Research and Healthcare
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Symposium attendees will benefit from interactive workshops designed to foster participation and connection. See all workshops

Continuing Education Credit Information