During the last 10 years, the number of female PhD graduates in Europe has been growing at twice the rate of that of men, with 49% of PhD degrees being now awarded to women. In the US it is 50%. On this trend, there will be soon more highly educated women in society than men. During this time, however, the number of women reaching top academic positions has… [Read more]
Organized by CEBHA with the National Public Health Institute and the University of Burundi Faculty of Medicine, the EBHC workshop was the first of its kind in Burundi. The 20 participants were health care workers and librarians. Through the Innovative Libraries program, the Elsevier Foundation has been able to significantly contribute to the launch of CEBHA’s project by providing funding. Dr. Forland explained: “The role of Elsevier here… [Read more]
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has granted honorary membership to seven individuals who have furthered the course of health care through their commitment to the ideals and concerns of nursing. Honorary members will be inducted on 17 November 2013 at STTI’s 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., 16-20 November 2013. Read more on the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
The Elsevier Foundation not only provides book donation programs, but it also has a special grant system where it requests for proposals and selects organizatons to provide them with the ‘Innovative Libraries Grants’ in Developing Countries. Read more on fundsforngos.com.
In 2010, with the help of the Elsevier Foundation, the International Council of Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) convened a seminal group of 21 international experts in nursing, migration and economics at the Global Summit on Nurse Faculty Migration. These experts worked together to define the issue, improve the knowledge base, and raise the urgency of understanding nurse faculty migration so further research would be conducted.… [Read more]
In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support. Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer is director of Portia Ltd., a nonprofit organization… [Read more]
To address inequalities in work-family balance among STEM professors and to retain women in science fields, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held a STEM Family Friendly Writing Retreat last year in June. Faculty members participated from throughout the US and Canada. The event was funded by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars program. Read more on Elsevier Connect.
Globally, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired , two-thirds of them women and 90% live in developing countries. Poverty and blindness are often linked: people who are blind are less likely to go to school or to work. Often, they need other family members to care for them. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness despite the fact that a simple 15-minute surgical procedure can restore… [Read more]
Each year, the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize talented scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean whose work could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide. The prizes rotate between the life sciences, chemistry, and physics/math disciplines. The 2013 awards, presented in February in Boston, honored five medical and life sciences researchers from Bangladesh, Yemen, Peru, Nigeria… [Read more]
Developing leaders is a difficult enterprise, at best. It takes people who have experienced and practiced leadership, who have honed their own skills enough to recognize leaders and then teach what leadership is all about. And, of course, it takes willing individuals focused on becoming leaders in their profession. Read more on Elsevier Connect.