Five chemists are being honored with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. Read more on the International Business Times.
Five chemists are being honored with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. Read more on Star Tribune.
Work-life issues cross gender lines and lead to attrition, say leaders of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) A new book from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) addresses work-life integration and satisfaction issues faced by those in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices will be released February 15 at the annual meeting of… [Read more]
The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD Recognize 2014 Winners at the AAAS Annual Meeting
How donated medical books and librarian training are helping Kenyan health providers Across sub-Saharan Africa, there is an enormous demand for health and medical books and for training to make resources accessible. A 2011 report by EIFL titled Perceptions of Public libraries in Africa surveyed library users and non-users, librarians and officials in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda and revealed overwhelming support for the role that… [Read more]
The Taubman Health Sciences Library has received an Elsevier Foundation grant to finance the enhancement of education, research and practice in emergency medicine in Ghana. The award is part of the foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, which funds innovation in improving access and use of scientific, technical and medical information. The grant will allow us to develop a sustainable program for lifelong learning in the emergency… [Read more]
A $30,000 grant was awarded to a professor at LaGuardia Community College to develop a program that will motivate women to enter fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan, an assistant professor of biology at the college, was awarded the grant by the Elsevier Foundation to develop the City University of New York’s first-of-its-kind program. Read more on Queens Tribune.
Women are poorly represented in science, and in most areas of engineering, despite legal requirements for equal opportunity in many countries. Major reasons for this include a lack of opportunity for education, advanced training and meaningful employment. Even where these are present, women may have limited chances for advancement in spite of their capacity and competence. Promoting women’s visibility is one way: recognising women’s contributions to science and… [Read more]
Over the past decade, there has been a growing understanding that the solution to many problems in developing countries must include the active participation of the people living there. On the ground, this means local doctors and public health scientists who can research endemic diseases and health issues; agricultural researchers geared to local crop and climate conditions; and environmental researchers who address impacts in their own backyard. In… [Read more]
The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. The grants total $700,000 to be distributed to 10 institutions around the world in addition to 5 ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. Developing countries often suffer from a lack of access to the knowledge resources necessary for today’s medical practices. Also a major issue… [Read more]