PREDATORY HARASSMENT TO GENTEEL PREJUDICE: OUR CONTINUUM

The revelations of sexual harassment of young women in the workplace don’t stop coming, whether it’s women in Hollywood or women scientists in the Antarctic. This type of predatory harassment … Continue Reading →


TIME FOR SOME REPAIRS

This year’s ECCMID in Vienna was another great success, with record-breaking attendance and interesting, relevant sessions. But there was one statistic that remains disappointing, and it’s hard to blame it … Continue Reading →


IF YOU LEAVE

Yesterday ESCMID alerted me to another disappointing statistic, this one from Australian bioinformatics expert Alicia Oshlack. A career development fellowship is a pot of gold to young researchers and their … Continue Reading →


DIVERSITY GARBAGE

Most of us were stunned by the results of the US presidential election—including its winner. And since Wednesday morning, the surprises keep coming. Students at a large Texas university were … Continue Reading →


CHEAP TALKERS AND DUMB MOTHERS

In my last post I wrote about the “unconscious bias” that many women in science both experience and harbor. This weekend at the ASM Microbe Conference in Boston, some of … Continue Reading →


FINDING TRUTH AND FICTION IN THE PLATITUDES

The other day a colleague asked me how this month’s ECCMID congress on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology in Amsterdam went. By all accounts it was a great success, and … Continue Reading →