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In honor of #HispanicHeritageMonth, we wanted to highlight 10 Hispanic and Latino scientists from history who have shaped chemistry as we know it today:

#LatinXChem #LatinXinSTEM
Oswaldo Luiz Alves was among the first Brazilian scientists to develop, research, and teach nanotechnology. He also founded the Solid State Chemistry Laboratory at @unicampoficial. Learn more about him at

#LatinXChem #LatinXinSTEM #HispanicHeritageMonth Picture of Oswaldo Luiz Alves
Sara Borrell Ruiz was one of the first experts on sex hormones in Spain. She worked with the team that was developing the first oral contraceptive. Read more about Borrell at

#LatinXinSTEM #WomenInSTEM #HispanicHeritageMonth Picture of Sara Borrell Ruiz
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I had two research papers accepted today. TWO! And a third was accepted two weeks ago. I am thrilled these projects are going to see the light of day, but I need to be honest about how draining it has been to do so much work in my free time that I am no longer being paid to do.
Academia left me in June 2020, yet I am still finishing out projects from my post-doc. In what other career are you expected to continue doing your old job — unpaid — for months and years after your last day at work? This is an abusive practice, & we need to stop normalizing it.
There should be a clean slate, especially as you transition your career out of academia. But there isn’t. You feel like you have opened the window and begun to crawl out, but one leg is stuck.
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📣Great NEW content featured on @TheLancet homepage - "Advancing women in science & health"

1/ Black #womeninmedicine - rising above invisibility by @onyi_eke @OnyekaOtugo @DrJessIsomMDMPH…
2/ Advancing women in healthcare leadership: systematic review of multi-sector evidence on organisational interventions by @HelenaTeede & colleagues…
Scientific medical conferences can be easily modified to improve female inclusion: a prospective study 👇🏼

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Thank you @IWS_Network for this opportunity to share my story during the week in the Voice Without Frontiers program! #IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in Medellin, Colombia as the oldest of three siblings. My family belonged to the low-middle class, so my parents always inculcated school and knowledge as the best opportunity to have a good and successful career and future. #IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM @IWS_Network Image
Since my earlier years I was disciplined, independent and curious and I always had a deep desire for new knowledge. That's why science, biology and philosophy were my favourite courses, and the reason why I would later become a scientist. #IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM @IWS_Network Image
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I'm so proud of the meaningful contributions and change @CCUNESCO Youth Advisory Group members have made to the Commission, it's networks, their communities, and the world.
@saramcgillivray and Haven Rees helped support the development of a working group on culture and #SDGs with @TurveyKat.

#culture4peace #IYD2021 #SDGs
@booksandladders is a champion of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and has supported cities and organizations in using @CCUNESCO resources and toolkits to meaningful engage youth and integrate the #SDGs in their work.
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In this new Neuroview in @NeuroCellPress, I discuss "How COVID-19 has transformed my science”. Recounting my personal journey of how I responded to the pandemic, and how the pandemic has transformed the way I do science. Some lessons learned. (1/n)…
Glad to highlight my amazing colleagues who made team science possible. The Yale IMPACT team, Albert Ko, @SaadOmer3 @NathanGrubaugh @ShelFarFar @CharleszYaleMed @EllenFoxman Allison Nelson & many others. @wade_schulz opened my 👀 to the power of data science (2/)
Yale IMPACT team made quite a contribution on our understanding of viral transmission, detection, disease and immunology behind COVID-19. @EricTopol says it best👇🏽 (3/)

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I've put together a thread of 20 things I think are important when organising an online STEM event. It's aimed at organisers with a small to medium budget, but hopefully it's useful for most events. Feel free to add your own suggestions too.
#scicomm 🧵
1. Focus your audience.
You can make something for a broad audience, but it's usually good to prioritise a specific group. I usually start by asking, "who needs this most?", "who has the least access to it?", and "where do those two groups overlap?".
2. Let form follow function.
Try not to start out with a specific event format in mind. Start with "what do I want to achieve?" and then figure out the best format to help you achieve it. Look beyond STEM events for ideas and inspiration.
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Thank you @IWS_Network for the opportunity to share my story throughout the week in the Voices Without Frontiers (VWF) program #iwsvoices #WomenInSTEM
I am from Colombia, the world's leading source of emeralds and its coffee is world-renown. I grew up with my parents and my brother. I am very close to them and with my brother we grew up playing golf and eating mangos from our backyard. #IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM A collage of 3 pics. Top le...
Growing up my parents were always involved and supportive in our education. My dad being an engineer and me being passionate for medicine was the perfect mix to create very cool projects explaining different body functions #IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM Pic of me with a lab coat i...
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Beyond thrilled to have been awarded a *renewal* for my @NIH_LRP award!!!!!! Story time (on #privilege and #perseverance)

#medtwitter #academictwitter #blackinSTEM 1/
As a first-generation #Kenyan American, raised in #Kenya and very much an #African child (if you know you know), a #doctor is very much what I was going to be from the time I was born. 😋 (thankfully, also a marrying of my love of science and taking care of people!) 2/
So it was to my parents’ incredible delight when I got accepted to #medicalschool, never having... basically... known someone who had done so, in the US anyway. #firstgen #firstgeneration (yes, this story has a comical peak, wait for it...) 3/
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It's a beautiful day to start!@IWS_Network .
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my #story and hope I can do the justice of being part of #IWSVoices
Stay tuned to hear my story!! feel free to pop a question for me!!
#IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #AgriTech #WomeninAg
Hello #Monday!
I would like to re-introduce myself!👩‍🌾 An #agribusiness marketing specialist with experience in leading corporate marketing and internal communication for various #agritech platforms.
💪My journey hasn't been easy but it's worth it."
@IWS_Network On the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, I landed on earth🐣; Born to two #progressive thinkers, a Malayalee by heart but brought up in the milk city of India- #Anand.
Who does'nt love #Amul?? Miss it🍫🍧🍨
#VoiceIWS #WomenInStem @IWS_Network Image
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I wrote this article for my own catharsis. I never expected it to be peer reviewed. When @NEJM accepted it, I experienced my first panic attack. 1/
@WomenInMedicine @WomeninOnc @AMWADoctors @womeninmedchat @WomeninAcademi1
My sudden physiologic reaction took me by surprise and was really embarrassing – I was super tachycardic, diaphoretic, and vasovagal. Then had an intense parasympathetic reaction with acute-onset diarrhea. TMI, sorry. 2/
When I managed to recoup, I realized - how dare this system, this culture, make me feel so panicked about being vulnerable, truthful, and righteously angry? 3/
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This is going to be controversial, but here goes.
Although I do believe in #GenderEquality, I don't consider myself to be a #feminist.
I will explain the reasons why in this thread... (1/x)
First let's look at the Meriam-Webster definition of the word...

"[A] belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."

This definition: ✔️
However, the people that call themselves "feminists" don't always reflect this reality.
Even if you are committed to improving the rights of women, you might very well not be a feminist.
Why? (3/x)
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Nominations are open for the #ASEG Awards and Honours. 🎖📣

Close 23 July 2021.

More info

#nominate #awards #aegc2021 #aseg #geophysics #award #recognition #research #womeninstem #science #community #leadership #industry
🥇ASEG Gold Medal
“For exceptional and highly significant distinguished contributions to the science and practice of geophysics by a member, resulting in wide recognition within the geoscientific community.”
👩🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏼Honorary Membership
“For distinguished contributions by a member to the profession of exploration geophysics and to the ASEG over many years.”
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Thanks @IWS_Network for inviting me to share my story as an #international #immigrant #WomanInSTEM! Throughout this week I will share my journey so far, challenges & triumphs; inviting you to share yours and connect with me if it resonates with you! #VoicesIWS
I grew up in #Delhi #India, a place I still think of as home & where my family still resides. Living in the capital, my parents, sister and I spoke to each other in #tamil, #hindi, & #english. My mom was my first #chemistry teacher. #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network Image
As a teenager I fell in love with the vibrant colors & creative possibilities of the chemistry lab. Nandini ma'am & other excellent teachers, most of whom were #WomenInSTEM at The Mother's International School were my role models. @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM Image
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Every so often I like to peek at what was going on 100 years ago in @jbiolchem. This time did not disappoint... 🧵 #WomenInSTEM
Let me tell you about what delights me in this paper, “Basal Metabolism of Normal Women,” by Katharine Blunt and Marie Dye (1921).…
First of all, the authors were two intrepid researchers from the Department of Home Economics at the University of Chicago. Home Economics!
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Recibí esta excelente pregunta de @vacl58 y quisiera contestarla con un hilo apoyado por un pre-print (artículo en espera de revisión por pares)

Lo haré lo más ameno que se pueda aún siendo un chirris técnica 🤏🏼

Va! 🧵👇🏼


Es perfectamente razonable preguntarnos si recibir la 2a dosis de las #vacunas 💉 en el tiempo establecido en los ensayos clínicos es igual de efectivo que hacerlo unos días, o incluso semanas después

La respuesta más prudente es: de manera general no es menos efectivo

¿Por qué lo digo de esa manera?

Porque ha habido casos, como el de la vacuna ChAdOx1 nCov-19 (@AstraZeneca) en donde la eficacia aumentó cuando las dosis estuvieron más espaciadas, sin embargo, estos son datos que no conocemos para todas las formulaciones


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Good morning! Happy Thursday!

For #ThrowbackThursday I thought I'd highlight some of the amazing women who have been mentors (and friends) to me. Without support from an amazing community of women in mathematics & statistics I would not be where I am today! #WomenInSTEM
(These will be in chronological order)
.@lpudwell : Lara Pudwell

Lara was my advisor during my summer REU experience at @ValpoU in 2011.

Without her mentorship, I don't think I would have ever considered graduate school!
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Word “racism” silenced, actively, by #MedEd #MedTwitter #healthcare#professionalism” & “communication” labels

Saying “racism” offends or “hurts feelings” > actual #BLM deaths

If #professionalism itself is racist -makes sense that word suppressed
What @ayshakhoury experienced pushes out & silences many

If the editors of @JAMA_current resist hearing word “structural racism” then they certainly are not publishing papers using that word

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
Journal gatekeeping: men
Behavior gatekeeping: women/HR

#accountability only for white men
-> we miss “Amy Cooper” in #academia, #HR, #professionalism #compliance…

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
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The only feelings to center on are those of black community
Wrong use of this quote during the week of #DerekChauvinTrial

Some people “feel” things if a white male faces accountability
Amy Cooper’s feelings: call cops
Racism & racism lite has always focused on “feelings” #BLM
When @ayshakhoury or @uche_blackstock were authentic in their feelings: ended careers

Black female physician #DrSusanMoore having “knowledge” or a “voice”
while DYING
made others
*feel* “intimidated.”

This is part of a known pattern for WOC
#BLM #BlackintheIvory
This is a repeating pattern of “feelings” used against tellers of uncomfortable truths that #MLK described in the letter from the Birmingham jail.

Seeking order > justice or overpolicing are all to protect only certain “feelings” of “security” while those like #adamtoledo die.
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In continuation with #WomeninSTEM, #IITMadras acknowledges the achievements of Mathangi Krishnamurthy, Associate Prof. of Anthropology, Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences. Her interest areas are anthropology of work, affective labour, gender & sexuality, & medical anthropology.
IITMadras constantly supports women scholars, faculty, alumni, students, researchers et al & acknowledges those who are doing commendable jobs in their fields. #womeninhighereducation
#IITMWomenInSTEM series recognises contribution of women associated with the institute from across disciplines offered by IITMadras & is not just restricted to #STEMsubjects. They all contribute to academic environment of #IITMadras & are being recognized & cherished for the same
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Had a fun time talking about #leadership in #STEM (at any stage of career), #BlackExcellence #WomenInSTEM #DEI #DiversityandInclusion to a range of students and faculty at @tennesseetech. Thanks for the invitation @JosephCSlater. Look forward to building further on this.
Talked about ways to take on community level leadership roles to develop skills in acquiring funding, managing a budget, team building, managing people, executing.

Know what you are good at and balance the rest with your team. Don’t try to be it all.
Particularly on #Twitter, being overt about terms like #bias or #BLM or #racism can result in blowback. That does not mean what you said was wrong rather others may have insecurity or have work to do. Manage your energy as an advocate. Avoid burnout.

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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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A few months ago, I hired an equally qualified woman for less money than I offered a man for the same position.

This is a story about unconscious bias.

#sktech #womenintech #womeninstem #EqualPayDay #cdnpoli #skpoli
#Equalpay for equal labour continues to plague every economy and corporation around the world, with the median pay for women remaining stubbornly 15-20% lower than men, even in countries working hard to do better with legislation, education, and systemic interventions.
Women are perceived as less technical during hiring interviews, they have to prove competence more often than men to justify rewards, including promotions, and they are more likely to take on or be assigned “office housework”.
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