“We hope that the new survey data will document marked improvement and also identify barriers that exist today so that new solutions can be forged,” she says.
The second survey was designed for all ASBMB members to assess the role of gender and family issues in career development, promotion and mentoring. Completion should take about 10 to 15 minutes, and participants can enter a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.
Both surveys were created in collaboration with AltshulerGray, a strategic consulting fi rm that serves biomedical research enterprises.
Appointed by ASBMB President Suzanne Pfeffer, the task force also includes Melanie H. Cobb of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Judith P.Klinman of the University of California, Berkeley, Frederick R. Maxfi eld of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Janet L. Smith of the University of Michigan Medical School, and JoAnne Stubbe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The surveys will remain open through the end of September.
Angela Hopp (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a science writer and handles public relations for ASBMB.