Bloomberg Law
March 11, 2019, 8:35 PM

Gender Gap in Science Goes Under Microscope in Academies Study

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Women still face barriers in medicine and other science fields, so a panel funded by the National Institutes of Health is taking a hard look at ways to surmount those obstacles.

“We will offer recommendations and solutions—things that don’t just move the needle, but they push the needle widely " Mae C. Jemison said at the March 11 symposium on improving women’s representation in science, engineering, and medicine. Jemison, a physician and NASA astronaut who was the first black woman to travel in space, is the chairwoman of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee studying the under-representation ...