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

Biannual Workshops

Implicit Bias Training 
Bystander Intervention

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.