Journal club: The long-term effects of COVID-19 on women in STEM
Brought to you by the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee
How can universities best help faculty affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? While the pandemic has adversely impacted individuals in STEM at many levels, some groups are affected more significantly than others, including women scientists in the academy. Some pre-existing systemic inequities for women faculty were exacerbated by the pandemic, and there is a danger that the disproportionate impact on them could be cumulative, especially for early career scientists.
In this journal club, we will use the following two published pieces as a springboard to discuss the impact of the pandemic on women scientists. We will enumerate some of the policies adopted by universities in response to the pandemic and their positive and negative consequences. We invite everyone to bring their perspective, and to share their professional pandemic-related challenges.
- M. Cardel, N. Dean, D. Montoya-Williams (2020), "Preventing a secondary epidemic of lost early career scientists", Annals ATS 17(11):1366
- K. Langin (2022), "University pandemic policies raise equity worries". Science 377(6614):1475
University of California, San Francisco
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Who should attend
- Women of all career stages in STEM, and those who aspire to a career in STEM
- Anyone who wishes to be an ally to women in STEM
- Anyone interested in learning about the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and careers of professional women