April 27, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 9
NIH Observes High Blood Pressure Education Month
International AIDS Vaccine Expert To Deliver Hill Lecture, May 3
NIDCD Hosts Online Mentoring Resource
Nursing Legend Ferguson Opens Nurses Week
Gets Tour of His New Laboratory Building
Finance Talk Opens Women's History Month Celebration
Walk-in Anxiety Screening for NIH Staff Offered, May 5
Letters to the Editor
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
'Past Progress, Persistent Challenges'
U.S. Women Scientists Gain Ground, Still Trail Male Colleagues
By Carla Garnett
Symposium Celebrates 30 Years of Cooperation In Cancer Research
Dr. Kimberlee Shauman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of
California, Davis, said one of her first tasks was to dispel a persistent
myth: Contrary to popular belief, girls choose and excel in math
and science courses at every level of their education at rates comparable
to boys. She knows that from sociological research she conducted
for Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes, a recently
published book on gender differences that she coauthored with Dr.
Yu Xie of the University of Michigan. In "Women in Science: Past
Progress and Persistent Challenges," a Mar. 23 lecture in honor
of Women's History Month, Shauman also shared intriguing "life course"
data on what happens after the science classes end. Specifically,
she explored why fewer U.S. women than men develop lasting, successful
careers in science and engineering (s/e), and why the playing field
may never grow level.
Dr. Kimberlee Shauman
M O R E . . .
By Harrison Wein
Top cancer researchers from across the United States and Japan gathered at the Natcher Conference Center for 2 days in early March to celebrate 30 years of cooperation in cancer research between the two countries. The symposium, sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the National Cancer Institute, highlighted some of the great progress in the field of cancer research during the long course of this cooperation, and outlined new directions for future progress.
O R E . . .