You’re invited: CBSSM Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 12

January 10, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the next seminar hosted by the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.

The talk, entitled “Gender Equity in Medical Physics: What happens when a physicist tries to learn qualitative research techniques,” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 via Zoom.

It will be delivered by Kelly Paradis, Ph.D., associate professor of medical physics and associate chair of equity and wellness in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine.

Medical physics, like many other fields within science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM), is male-dominated. In this collaboration between CBSSM and the Michigan Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, Paradis and her team explored gender-inequities within medical physics via semi-structured interviews with 32 practicing medical physicists across the U.S.

The interviews covered three primary topics: mentorship, work/life integration, and discrimination within the field, and participants shared compelling stories documenting their own lived experiences related to gender equity. Dissemination of this work will both improve awareness of systemic inequities and promote positive change for the future.

Click here to join the meeting. Zoom meeting ID: 99803382512. Passcode: cbssm