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Mar 26 2024


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Women in Science: Lessons from the Past and Promise for the Future

Join the discussion with panelists: Kate Zernike, Author, The Exceptions; Sharon Shattuck, Director, Picture a Scientist; Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD, Columbia Genetics and Development; Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD, Columbia Division of Cardiology. Moderated by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD, Chief, Division of Ethics.

This Bioethics in Film: From Screen to Seminar event will be held in collaboration with the The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program’s Grand Rounds in Team Science (GRiTS) series.

Over the long history of science, women have rarely been recognized for their extraordinary contributions. Director Sharon Shattuck’s Tribecca Film Festival documentary Picture a Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Kate Zernike’s recent book The Exceptions tell the stories of courageous women who fought for recognition and strove to change the power dynamics in academic science. Joining the filmmaker and author on the panel to share their real life experiences are Columbia University’s Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Development. Join us for a rich discussion about the past and current discrimination of women scientists in the field, and what kind of promise awaits for the future of women in STEM.

Live captioning services will be provided by a certified Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioner and available via closed captioning. Closed captions will also be available for the recording.

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Event Contact Information:
David Lamb