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NIH Meeting to Focus on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Careers of Women Scientists

WHEN & WHERE: Held virtually on May 12, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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WHAT: The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health will hold the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium. In line with ORWH’s mission to put science to work for the health of women, this event serves as a critical forum for experts across sectors to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of women’s health and the careers of women in science. Key topics addressed in the symposium include:

The nature and causes of gender inequity in academic medicine, how the pandemic has exacerbated these challenges, and how the pandemic can provide a disruptive opportunity to implement interventions to promote equity in a “new normal.”

Lessons learned in the recent past, such as interventions to cope with increased family caregiving demands.

WHO: Speakers for the event include:

Tara Schwetz, Ph.D., Acting Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO, Director, ORWH
Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine; University of Michigan
Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center, NIH; Founding Director (Retired), ORWH
Additional speakers—including leaders from NIH and academia


Jasmin Bush

Communications Director

NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health



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Speakers will share thoughts during the event on Twitter: #6thAnnualVPS


LEARN MORE: Additional information about the symposium can be found on the ORWH website:

Last Updated: 5/5/22