Women’s Faculty/Trainee Monthly Luncheons
The Women’s Task Force sponsors a women faculty/trainee lunch each month to informally discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.
Topics covered include: avoiding gender bias in letter writing, importance of women supporting other women, gender bias in grant solicitations and recommendations for changes for internal submissions, sexual harassment and resources at Pitt, imposter syndrome, negotiating, work/life balance, conflicts with trainee and mentor relationships, LGBTQIA+, 1-3-5 time management approach, confidence and active voice in grant writing, and preparing for maternity and a career in science: how to be a superhero.
2022-23 Luncheon Schedule
September 9, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Speakers: Cathy Dorritie, Yana Najjar, Nicole Steele, and Stephanie Dutton
October 14, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Gender Roles and Social Discrimination Against Women
Speaker: Dr. Kim Fairchild
October 18, 2022 at 12 p.m.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Training on Emotional Wellness
November 4, 2022 at 12 p.m.
What Does It Take to Get Promoted?
Panelists: Drs. Toni Wozniak and Steffi Oesterreich
December 2, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Career Development: Navigating Your Own Path
Speaker: Dr. Lan Coffman
April 7, 2023 at 12 p.m.
Dr. Pamela Kunz, Yale University
May 5, 2023 at 12 p.m.
7 Habits of Highly Successful Women Part 2
Implicit Bias Training
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat
Each year, the scientific cancer research community at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center comes together to exchange new research findings and ideas. The annual Hillman Scientific Retreat is a tradition that has endured since shortly after Hillman was founded. This gathering of laboratory scientists, research clinicians, students, fellows, and others working towards understanding the biology of cancer and developing improved treatments for patients, serves as a great opportunity for collaborative thinking and formation of strategic research partnerships to advance Hillman’s mission against cancer.