Women in Endocrinology

Equality for women in all aspects of society is vital to ensuring human progress and that includes endocrinology. While progress has been made over the past half-century, there is still a long way to go including resolving pay disparities and ensuring representation in leadership.

“Female physicians are increasing in number: women now make up nearly one-half of United States medical school graduates, up from just 7% 50 years ago.”Female Physicians and the Future of Endocrinology

To do our part in advancing this important issue we would like to highlight two of our efforts to focus on the tremendous impact of women in endocrinology.

Thematic Issue: Women in Endocrinology 2019

Women in Endocrinology 2019

Endocrinology combines fundamental scientific discovery and medical care that greatly influence human health. Publication of research is necessary to advance our understanding of endocrine science; however, women remain a minority as first and senior authors in endocrinology publications. This special thematic issue focuses on recent research performed and published by women in endocrinology and highlights the influence that their work has had on fellow scientists and clinicians today.

Topics covered include ground-breaking studies of single-cell RNA sequencing in the pituitary gland, innovative technology used to record neuronal activity in free moving animals, the impact of gut microbes on PCOS, and much more. We hope you enjoy this collection of papers celebrating female researchers and their achievements in endocrinology.

Endocrine News Podcast

The Endocrine News Podcast is doing a special series featuring discussions with female researchers featured in the thematic issue.

In the latest episode Caitlin talks with Stephanie Page, MD, PhD, from University of Washington, about her continuing research on a prototype male pill.

Get caught up with previous episodes in the series:

“It is important to celebrate and support women in science, including endocrinology, as they may serve as role models to inspire girls to pursue a career in science. I am honored to have been a part of this effort to help more female researchers advance in their careers.”Jenny Visser, PhD

Women in Endocrinology (WE) Annual Meeting

On March 23, 2019, WE held their annual dinner at the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, Blaine Kern Ballroom. This annual dinner meeting was open to all WE members and interested endocrinologists, and offered a great networking opportunity. Stay tuned for updates on the 2020 meeting.

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