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Karla Shepard Rubinger
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Rosalind Franklin Society

Joshua-Tor named CSHL director of research.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor and HHMI Investigator Leemor Joshua-Tor has been named CSHL director of research. She takes over the position effective January 2, 2024. Read more.(Image: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Director of Research Leemor Joshua-Tor)

OpenAI launches $10 million superhuman AI systems initiative.
Through the Superalignment project, OpenAI will award grants of up to $2 million to academic labs, nonprofits, and individual researchers, and offer $150,000 fellowships for graduate students. Read more.

Celebrating a pioneer and role model for women in STEM.
Alumni clubs in Asia honor Ellen Swallow Richards—and 150 years of women with MIT degrees. Sawaka Kawashima Romaine decided to honor Richards’s accomplishment with a leadership event in Japan for women in STEM. Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman to attend and earn a degree from the Institute. Read more.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Will Be the First Woman President of California State University, Los Angeles.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes has been chosen to serve as president of California State University, Los Angeles. When she takes office in January, Dr. Eanes will be the ninth president of the university and the first woman to hold the post. Read more. (Image: Berenecea Johnson Eanes, California State University)

King's academics make the Best Female Scientists in the World 2023 Ranking.
Only the top 1,000 female scientists with the highest H-index make the list, which aims "to inspire female researchers, women pondering an academic profession, as well as decision-makers around the world with the example of successful women in the research community”. Read more.

University of Houston receives $2 million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Health Care Business Innovation.
Renowned Houston philanthropist Elaine Finger has made a generous $2 million gift for an endowed chair to advance education, research, and innovation in business and health care at the University of Houston. Read more.

Science and Sex: A Bold Agenda for Women’s Health.
Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College, explains how more equitable policies, better clinical care, and more scientifically sound research can improve women’s health outcomes in a new NAM Perspectives commentary. Read more.

Melissa Gilliam Will Be the First Woman President of Boston University.

Melissa L. Gilliam, the executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University and a distinguished educator, scholar, research scientist, and physician, will be Boston University’s eleventh president. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university. Read more. (Photo by Janice Checchio. Credit: Boston University Photography)

Apply Your Doctoral Research to Build Healthier Communities.
Are you a doctoral student who’s passionate about influencing public policy to create healthier, more equitable communities? Health Policy Research Scholars is a leadership program for doctoral students who center equity in their research. Read more.

Together, Math and Science Foundations Fund ‘Tabletop’ Physics That Could Transform Our Understanding of the Universe.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation have partnered to fund 11 innovative “tabletop” experiments, many of which will explore realms of physics typically probed by large-scale facilities. Read more.

University of California, Berkeley graduate student Heather Jackson performs research on metamaterial resonators to be used in the plasma haloscope search for dark matter axions. Image credit: AJ Gubser, UC Berkeley.

HHMI Opens National Competition for Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program.
HHMI Opens National Competition for Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. The program aims to increase diversity in the professoriate by supporting early career researchers who show exceptional promise of becoming successful academic scientists. Read more.

Dr. Lori Frank Appointed President of Women’s Health Access Matters.

Dr. Lori Frank is a distinguished scientist and research leader committed to inclusion and equity in healthcare. She joins WHAM following her tenure as Senior Vice President for Research at the New York Academy of Medicine. Read more.(Image: WHAM Newsletter)

BVS and CURE New Year Biotech Innovation Supplier Expo, New York.
In partnership with CURE, BVS will host a Biotech Innovation Supplier Expo in New York. This event is the third in a series of events focusing on new and emerging technologies that are being used to advance science in the life science arena and some of the top life sciences companies will be exhibiting their latest technologies and services. Read more.

Thrive As They Lead.

Across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Black women and gender-expansive leaders often experience a fundamental absence of trust in their leadership, a report from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation finds. Read more.

Adventures of a Bone Hunter.
This podcast episode focuses on the early 20th-century explorer Annie Montague Alexander, a strong-minded woman who had the financial means to fund the science she wanted to do: paleontology. Read more.


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