The Annual Career Day for Women co-sponsored with The Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences is an annual full day event dedicated to career development focusing on issues important to female faculty. Mentoring, breaking the glass ceiling, moving into leadership roles, and negotiations were among the themes of recent Career Days. Plenary speakers have included, Deborah Helitzer, Sc.D., Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, Dr. Sandra Daley, Dr. Griffin Rodgers and Dr. R. Kevin Grigsby. The highly inspirational day also gives faculty an opportunity to network.
The next Career Day will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and centered on promoting resilience and self-care in the face of the multiple challenges we encounter, both as researchers and clinical educators. Dr. Hope Ricciotti of Harvard Medical School will set the tone for the day as she discusses how we develop resilience in these uncertain times. She will be followed by our own Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, a recent recipient of the Einstein Faculty Mentoring Award, who has mentored and sponsored numerous women faculty throughout her career. Dr. Pirofski will share her own experiences and will lead a panel discussion exploring the ways we can get our "foot through the open door." During the afternoon session we will welcome Dr. Sandra K. Masur, whose distinguished career in research and mentorship caused the American Society for Cell Biology to establish a national award in her honor; the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award is given to individuals with exemplary achievements in cell biology who also are outstanding mentors. Dr. Masur will share her insights and years of mentoring experience to help us round out the day