Women's Leadership Committee


Did you know that Women with MDs constitute 33% of all Full Professors, while Women with PhD's represent only 25%?


While these numbers have increased over the last decade there is still significant work to be done when it comes to addressing gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement for women in academic medicine.


Newly appointed Co-Chairs of the Women’s Leadership Committee Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD (Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh) and Joy Lincoln, PhD (Associate Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital) are looking to build resources to support the mission of the ISACB: To promote engagement and advancement of female from academia or industry within the International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB) and academic medicine by providing opportunities to enhance career development, scientific networking, and clinical translation of innovative cardiovascular-related discoveries.


Our vision strives for a future of gender parity in the field of cardiovascular medicine and sciences and is committed to helping to solve issues relevant to the professional growth and development of females in academic medicine and industry related to the cardiovascular system. One key aspect to achieving equality is to expose trainees and junior faculty to successful female role models and we encourage individuals at all career levels to participate in the WLC.


Look out for upcoming additions to the ISACB communications and ways of engaging in promoting todays women for improving tomorrow’s opportunities! We welcome your participation and suggestions to achieve these goals. If you are interested in joining the Women's Leadership Committee please contact sthilaire@pitt.edu


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