During Women’s History Month, join the UAB Commission on the Status of Women, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Alabama ADVANCE for an individual screening of PICTURE A SCIENTIST.
This film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
On March 12, 2021, at 1:00 pm, our Picture a Scientist Panel will discuss salient points from the film, explore the opportunities and challenges for women scientists, past, present, and future. The panel will delve into the psyche of scientists at UAB and identify what it takes daily to follow the science and create your path no matter the roadblocks that may arise.
Farah D. Lubin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Medicine;
Ninecia Scott, Ph.D., Immunology T32 & Merit/IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology Department - Orihuela Lab;
Lori L. McMahon, PhD, Dean, UAB Graduate School;
Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD, Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs;
Adrienne Starks, PhD, Moderator, STREAM Innovations, Founder and CEO