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Newswise: Faculty Mentor Training Program Strengthens University’s Institutional Climate
Released: 11-Jan-2022 2:25 PM EST
Faculty Mentor Training Program Strengthens University’s Institutional Climate
University of California San Diego Health

A pioneering mentorship program at UC San Diego Health Sciences improved faculty satisfaction, especially among underrepresented faculty. The program serves as a successful model for other universities and medical schools looking to improve faculty diversity and success.

Released: 11-Jan-2022 12:50 PM EST
Study Finds Gender Bias in Language Prevalent -- Even for Language Experts
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Gender bias has not changed in more than 20 years even by language experts who are aware of the potential dangers of such prejudices, according to a study coauthored by Rutgers University-New Brunswick that examined textbooks used to teach undergraduates studying the scientific structure of language.

Released: 5-Jan-2022 8:05 AM EST
Fostering Women Leaders in Neurosurgery and Neurology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

CHLA's Neurosurgery and Neurology Divisions are led by women physicians, a rarity for a children's hospital. Why there’s still a gap at the top between men and women—and how to close it.

Released: 23-Dec-2021 1:25 PM EST
Storybooks Could Be an Early Source of Gender Stereotypes for Children
Association for Psychological Science

Reading to children offers many benefits. A new study reveals, however, that popular storybooks are an underrecognized source of gender stereotypes, and children’s books often contain stronger gender biases than texts for adults.

Released: 22-Dec-2021 1:50 PM EST
What do Western European Muslims think about homosexuality?
Radboud University

The frequency of mosque attendance, the norms of the country of origin, the time since migration and experiences of discrimination all play a role in how Western European Muslims view homosexuality.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 4:35 PM EST
The Center for American Women and Politics Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Honoring Women Who Have Paved the Way for 50 Years
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, CAWP is launching an interactive timeline, Shaping History: CAWP Through the Years, which includes both developments at CAWP and in American politics broadly, allowing you to travel through the past five decades as barrier after barrier is torn down, and watch CAWP grow into the premier institution in the country devoted to women’s political engagement while intersecting with and mutually supporting American women as they seized their own political destiny.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
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The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

10-Dec-2021 2:55 PM EST
Stress, by itself, can lead to excessive drinking in women but not men
Arizona State University (ASU)

A new study that has important implications for the understanding of sex differences in alcohol consumption has shown that stress alone leads to excessive drinking in women but not men. The study, from the Arizona State University Department of Psychology, used a simulated bar environment to test how stress affected whether participants drank more than intended.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 12:15 PM EST
Exploring the link between access to electricity and fertility
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Access to electricity and modern cooking fuels increases the wellbeing of women and allow them to make informed reproductive choices, according to a new study just published in Nature Sustainability.

Released: 1-Dec-2021 12:15 PM EST
'Cisgender-biased gender affirmative medical assessments are regrettable'
York University

Canada’s stringent eligibility screenings for medical transition — to prevent “regret” or detransition — ignore trans people’s gender related perspectives and experiences, says York Professor Kinnon R. MacKinnon, lead author of a new study.

29-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Transgender women may be more likely to have type 2 diabetes than cisgender women
Endocrine Society

Transgender women may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to cisgender women, but not to cisgender men, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 24-Nov-2021 1:15 PM EST
Robots good for gender equity, not so good for stability/fertility of marriage: study
University of Pittsburgh

Robots aren’t a man’s best friend, statistically speaking. They worsen the economic stature of men and, in the process, alter marital status and ultimately marital fertility.

Released: 23-Nov-2021 12:30 PM EST
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Named a Recipient of the Largest U.S. Collaborative Funding Effort for Equity in Biomedicine
Mount Sinai Health System

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is among the 22 recipient institutions of the largest U.S. collaborative funding effort for equity in biomedicine, a $12.1 million effort made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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22-Nov-2021 11:45 AM EST
Can We Perceive Gender from Children's Voices?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, researchers report developing a database of speech samples from children ages 5 to 18 to explore two questions: What types of changes occur in children's voices as they become adults, and how do listeners adjust to the enormous variability in acoustic patterns across speakers? When they presented listeners with both syllables and sentences from different speakers, gender identification improved for sentences. They said this supports the stylistic elements of speech that highlight gender differences and come across better in sentences.

17-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST
Kids, teens believe girls aren’t interested in computer science, study shows
University of Washington

Children as young as age 6 develop stereotypes that girls aren't interested in computer science and engineering, according to new research from the University of Washington and the University of Houston.

Newswise: Gay men earn the most undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US, study shows
Released: 18-Nov-2021 12:15 PM EST
Gay men earn the most undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US, study shows
University of Notre Dame

A new study from a University of Notre Dame researcher reveals how, without including sexuality, broad statements about gender and education are incomplete and misleading.

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Released: 15-Nov-2021 3:40 PM EST
Advancing Gender-Diverse Careers
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How innovative programs at CSU campuses help increase gender equity in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 1:50 PM EST
Clinician peer networks remove race and gender bias
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

A University of Pennsylvania study published in Nature Communications offers striking evidence that network science can be used to remove race and gender bias in clinical settings. The study, led by Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, offers an effective new way to ensure safer, more equitable health care for women and minorities through managing clinician peer networks.

10-Nov-2021 2:25 PM EST
Doctoring and parenting in a pandemic: Female physicians bore the brunt
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Female physicians who are parents made more changes and experienced greater depression and anxiety during the pandemic than male physician-parents. Data from before the pandemic shows a gender gap in new-onset depression.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Study casts doubt on theory that women aren't as competitive as men
University of Arizona

As researchers investigate reasons for America's persistent gender wage gap, one possible explanation that has emerged in roughly the last decade is that women may be less competitive than men, and are therefore passed over for higher-ranking roles with larger salaries.

Released: 1-Nov-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Women are more reluctant than men to ask for deadline extensions
Ohio State University

Women are less likely than men to ask for more time to complete projects with adjustable deadlines at work or school, new research finds. Compared to men, women were more concerned that they would be burdening others by asking for an extension, and that they would be seen as incompetent, the study showed.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Gender gap revealed in academic journal submissions during first COVID-19 wave

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, a study of 2,329 academic journals has found that fewer manuscripts were submitted by women than by men, with this gender gap being especially prominent in the medical field and for women in earlier stages of their careers.

Newswise: Among physicians, men make more than women. How do we change that?
Released: 21-Oct-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Among physicians, men make more than women. How do we change that?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new report finds women physicians across all races and ethnicities earn less than their male counterparts. This new data reinforces that academic medicine must find a better approach to how they pay physicians. The authors of a NEJM perspective lay out some potential solutions.

Newswise: Women More Likely to Get Addicted, Overdose; Too Little Sleep May Lead to Relapse
18-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Women More Likely to Get Addicted, Overdose; Too Little Sleep May Lead to Relapse
American Physiological Society (APS)

The results of several new studies focusing on sex differences in pain and addiction indicate females could be more susceptible to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than males.

14-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Researchers Discuss Importance of Monitoring Heart Health in Transgender Population at Sex and Gender Medicine Conference
American Physiological Society (APS)

Researchers specializing in transgender health will gather virtually this week to discuss new developments in the field and stress the critical importance of studying heart health in transgender people at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference.

14-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Sedentary Lifestyle, High-fat Diet, Being Male Increase Risk of Colon Cancer
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study in mice teases out the nuances of sex differences and lifestyle influences on colon cancer risk. The research will be presented virtually at the American Physiological Society’s New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Women indirectly hurt more by noncompete pacts
Cornell University

Nine out of 10 startups fail, and even among venture-backed fledgling companies, the success rate is only about 25%. It’s even tougher for women entrepreneurs, who face challenges their male counterparts don’t, according to new Cornell University research.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 12:10 PM EDT
More Listening, Less 'Mansplaining' Make Men Better Allies to Women Co-Workers
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a Q&A, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty member David Smith notes that gender inequities in the workplace have a detrimental effect not just on individual women but also on organizations. Conversely, workplaces that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive tend to be more successful than those that are not.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Latest Research on Influence of Sex, Gender on Health and Disease to Be Presented at APS Conference
American Physiological Society (APS)

Scientists specializing in research on sex and gender differences in diseases of the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and immune systems will meet virtually October 19–22, 2021, for the American Physiological Society’s (APS) New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference.

Released: 6-Oct-2021 5:35 PM EDT
What are the keys to a healthy intercultural relationship?

People are increasingly dating and marrying outside of their culture.

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Released: 30-Sep-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Rutgers Medical Student Creates App to Help Trans Patients Find Gender-Affirming Healthcare Providers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In the quest to advance a more inclusive healthcare system and fostering innovation among its students, Rutgers is supporting the creation of an app called TranZap to serve as a health care resource guide for trans individuals to help them connect with gender-affirming healthcare providers and to equip them to make better and informed decisions about who they see for their medical needs.

Released: 29-Sep-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Recent UM research findings suggest gender bias remains in NSE professions across Canada
University of Manitoba

A UM research team recently co-published research that suggests gender bias continues to be a determining factor for those within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) professions.

Newswise: Campaigning for More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes for Physics, Engineering
Released: 23-Sep-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Campaigning for More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes for Physics, Engineering
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Amy Sue Bix, a leading expert on the history of science and women and gender studies, will speak in an upcoming Lyne Starling Trimble lecture Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a live webcast. Her talk will delve into how the dramatic shift of girls and young women toward STEM occurred, how diversity will play a role in the nature and purpose of science and engineering, the changes in gender relations in the scientific community, and escalating concern for girls' psychological well-being and personal opportunities.

Released: 17-Sep-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society celebrates UK Court of Appeal decision to preserve access to gender-affirming care
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society applauded the Court of Appeal’s ruling that transgender and gender diverse teenagers are competent to give consent to treatment to delay puberty.

Newswise: It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
Released: 15-Sep-2021 11:20 AM EDT
It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
University of Florida

While the Taliban has roots in an extreme form of Islam, its beliefs and practices are also grounded in the less widely recognized traditional tribal conventions of the Pashtun and it is this customary tribal law that provides the clearest insight into Taliban behavior and ideology regarding gender roles and the position of women.

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Released: 2-Sep-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Exploring the Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship Disputes
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new paper co-authored by Georgia Tech found that women — as compared to their male counterparts — receive less credit for the work they put into academic publications, more frequently experience authorship disputes, and often end up losing out on opportunities for future collaboration as a result.

Newswise: Genetics Determine Hypertension More in Women Than Men
Released: 31-Aug-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Genetics Determine Hypertension More in Women Than Men

Researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute suggest that, contrary to common belief, the risk of developing high blood pressure has more to do with genetics in women than in men.

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30-Aug-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Voices of Reason? Study Links Acoustic Correlations, Gender to Vocal Appeal
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

What makes a voice attractive? The question is the subject of broad interest, with far-reaching implications in our personal lives, the workplace, and society. In The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, scientists describe research that explores the interactions between gender and articulatory precision to gauge vocal attractiveness. They were surprised to find a sizable gender difference in speech intelligibility.

Released: 31-Aug-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Groundbreaking ideas from women scientists get less attention
Ohio State University

Scientists are less likely to adopt important new ideas in biomedicine introduced by women researchers, a new study has found.

Newswise: Coping in College? Female Students Much More Stressed Than Their Male Counterparts
Released: 23-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Coping in College? Female Students Much More Stressed Than Their Male Counterparts
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers measured both the psychological perception of stress and evaluated how undergraduate males and females cope with stress. The differences are vast. Females experienced much higher levels of stress than males and used emotion-focused approaches to cope more than males. Females used self-distractions, emotional support and venting as coping strategies. Male students on the other hand sought much lower levels of support, since they either may lack the social network or may not have developed those skills.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Longest study of its kind reveals how gender-affirming hormone therapies impact obesity among U.S. transgender individuals
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers conducted the largest and longest observational study to date, using multiple body weight measurements among a racially and ethnically diverse population of gender diverse individuals treated at an academic medical center and non-profit community health center in Washington, D.C. The findings suggest that transgender patients taking gender-affirming hormone therapy should be monitored for changes in body weight, body mass index and for complications that may accompany high body weight, such as cardiovascular disease.

Newswise:Video Embedded breakthrough-cases-and-covid-boosters-live-expert-panel-for-august-18-2021
Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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Released: 18-Aug-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Gender Pay Gaps
University of South Australia

Confronting new research from the University of South Australia shows a significant gender pay gap across most Australian firms, with 80 per cent of them paying female executives 30-35 per cent less than their male counterparts, despite being of equal calibre, education, and achievement.

Released: 10-Aug-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Women Anesthesiologists Less Likely to Be at High End of Salary Range; Gender Pay Gap Continues, Reflects Reduced Pay of $32,600 Yearly
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

A study published today in Anesthesia & Analgesia® shows that a significant pay gap is associated with gender in the compensation of physician anesthesiologists even after adjusting for potential factors, including age, hours worked, geographic practice region, practice type, position and job selection criteria. Women anesthesiologists are 56% less likely to be paid at the higher end of salary ranges compared to men anesthesiologists. The study was funded by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Released: 10-Aug-2021 10:20 AM EDT
History Made: Digital Timeline of the 2020 Presidential Election
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, invites you to relive the history-making 2020 presidential election with our new digital timeline, Tracking Gender in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Released: 9-Aug-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Women Athletes Get Most Airtime Ever
University of Delaware

A tally by the authors of the book Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth found women athletes received the majority of the coverage within the 17 nights of NBC’s Tokyo Summer Olympic primetime broadcast.

Released: 9-Aug-2021 12:45 PM EDT
New Research Reinforces Impact Men Can Have as Gender Equality Allies in the Workplace
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Men can have a major influence on the extent to which women feel that their identity is safe within a workplace.

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Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

U.S. national laboratories and prominent publishers announce a partnership to support name change requests from researchers on past published papers.

Newswise: Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive Opportune Care After Stroke, Study Finds
29-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive Opportune Care After Stroke, Study Finds
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Women are less likely than men to receive timely care for strokes caused by blockages in large vessels, known as emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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