ASCP was the first medical professional organization to elect a woman as president when Dr. Emma Moss earned the title in 1955. And while women continue to make strides in the field of pathology and laboratory medicine, there is still much to be done.
So, what can we do to promote gender equality in the laboratory workforce? How can we create more opportunities for women to ascend from the bench to positions of leadership?
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Lotte Mulder and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. Kimberly Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Nidia Messias, MD, Renal Pathologist and Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Ms. Tiffany Channer, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, Assistant Administrative Laboratory Director and Quality Manager at a local community hospital in Westchester County, New York, to discuss the contributions of women in pathology and laboratory medicine.
Our panelists describe some of the myths surrounding women in pathology and laboratory medicine and explain how to improve work conditions for women in the lab. They share what inspired them to enter the field and how the landscape of laboratory medicine has changed for women and other minority groups since they entered the workforce. Listen in for advice for women entering the field today and learn about the role mentorship plays in helping women rise through the ranks in pathology and laboratory medicine.
· Notable contributions women like Dr. Renee Habib, Dr. Sophie Spitz, and Dr. Vivian Pinn have made to the field of pathology and laboratory medicine
· Why women need both mentorship and sponsorship to rise through the ranks of the laboratory
· Myths surrounding women in pathology and laboratory medicine
· How to improve working conditions for women in the laboratory and promote women’s empowerment in field of pathology and lab medicine
· Our panelists’ hopes for the next 100 years in pathology and laboratory medicine
· Advice to women entering the field of pathology and laboratory medicine today
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