The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic STEMM

Date and Time

– March 31, 2021, 04:00 PM EDT

Virtual only.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Event Information

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host an event designed to highlight, discuss, explore, and expand our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the professional and personal lives of women throughout the research workforce. Building on the National Academies consensus study report titled The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (released on March 9, 2021), the agenda will feature:

  • Opening remarks by Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences
  • An overview presentation of the Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Opening Doors (2020) report and the report on women and COVID-19
  • A reflection and perspective panel of researchers, funders, and other stakeholders, including:
    • Dr. Marie Bernard, Acting Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity at the National Institutes of Health and Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging
    • Dr. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA
    • Dr. Diana Gray, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    • Dr. Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan

*Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.