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Opportunities for Women in Science


Magee-Women's Research Summit is an international conference of top scientists, researchers and corporate leaders focused on women's health. It will be held in Pittsburgh on October 9-10, 2018. The conference is accepting abstracts for student research posters. This is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with important players in the field of women's health. Attendance for students costs $95. Financial assistance is available and requests can be directed to the following contact:

Judith Yanowitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Magee-Womens Research Institute
Dept of OB/GYN/Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in STEM fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.  

Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a national leadership development program for full-time students working on a doctoral degree. The program seeks applications from full-time students who are from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds whose racial, socioeconomic, ability, status, and personal factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research. Applicants must be entering the first or second year of their doctoral program at the time of enrollment in the program.  

Other Events of Interest

The AAUW Pittsburgh, AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh, and AAUW Fox Chapel Area Branches present:  "Girls Just Want to Have Civil Rights: How to be an Advocate & Ally in the Fight for Equity"

A discussion with Anne Hedgepeth, Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, AAUW
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
La Roche College
Zappala College Center, Room PSC 101
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Women's rights are at the forefront of a national conversation, from 2017's Women's March to today's #MeToo movement. But to move beyond talk to real policy change, lawmakers must take action - and it's up to advocates and allies to help move the needle. Hear from AAUW's top policy adviser Anne Hedgepeth on the most pressing civil rights issues for women and girls and the crucial part YOU play in advancing gender equity.  This event is free of charge and open to the public. Whether you're new to activism and don't know where to start, or a seasoned advocate for women and girls, all are welcomed to attend.

Submit contibrutions to this list of opportunities for women in science by emailing wis@duq.edu.