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Confirmed Speakers Below.

Wednesday, March 18

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Registration & Networking

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Opening Keynote: Gender Diversity in the Scientific Workforce: NIH Approach to Inclusive Excellence

Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health

As the NIH’s first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine will address several issues surrounding gender in research, these include:

  • The career journey with an emphasis on cardiology, transplant rejection, genomic approach to precision health
  • The scientific case for diversity and the four challenges to achieving inclusive excellence
  • Sustaining workforce diversity with a focus on career transition to faculty, institutional accountability, bridging the leadership gap

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM

Key Findings from Elsevier’s Newest Gender Report
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Vice President, Research Intelligence, Elsevier

Bamini Jayabalasingham, PhD, Senior Analytical Product Manager, Analytical Services, Elsevier

This session presents the key findings from Elsevier’s newest report, "The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens: A Global Examination of Research Participation, Career Progression and Perceptions.

Our latest report further examines critical gender issues and performance in research through a gender lens and includes quantitative analyses into new areas and themes and incorporates a qualitative research component:

  • Research participation: Assessing gender diversity among researchers
  • Research footprint: Measuring the research footprint of both genders
  • Career progression and mobility: Assessing author continuity and mobility
  • Collaboration networks: Evaluating collaboration patterns and gender differences
  • Perceptions of gender in research: Providing insight into the ways in which women and men view issues of gender diversity and inclusion

12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Panel: Organizational Perspectives on Gender Diversity & Equality

  • Dr. Mary Frank Fox
  • Dr. Heather Metcalf
  • Dr. Beth Ruedi
  • Mr. Billy Williams

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Panel: Sex & Gender Dimension of Research in Medicine

  • Dr. Janine Austin Clayton
  • Dr. Sharon Straus
  • Ms. Emma Thomas
  • Dr. Nicole Woitowich

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Panel: Computer Science, AI & Gender

  • Dr. Janet Abbate
  • Dr. Andrew Douglas Young
  • Ms. Swathi Young

3:45 – 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Networking Reception