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While you pack your bags, let me tell you something about myself 🙋🏻‍♀️
I am currently a Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics @IUCAApune in India, where I joined as faculty this year 👩🏻‍🏫
Women in astrophysics are still quite rare (I am the only female faculty in my institute) 🤷🏻‍♀️ So I also promote #genderequality 👫🏻 as a #rolemodel for #WomenInSTEM
The journey for me hasn't been easy either..but I have had many amazing experiences - traveling and relocating to new places, for work/pleasure, learning languages, exploring cultures.. i have lots of stories to share 😄
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At the end of 1st lecture I asked my students "What is your biggest worry right now?" Take a second & read some of their responses, & if you're a prof, remember that our students have so much more on their shoulders than your 1 course

@AcademicChatter
#HigherEd #WomenInSTEM
-my parents who are essential workers
-my mental health and if it will prevent me from succeeding
-digital overload
-stress
-climate change. I can't sleep because of it
-money
-my brother's chemo
-procrastination
-being already behind
-I can't pay for both rent and food
-failing class
-chemistry
-not making friends
-never reaching my dreams because of covid
-both my parents lost their jobs
-disappointing everyone depending on me
-not keeping up with prof expectations
-not keeping up with all 5 classes
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Why do #WomenInSTEM drop out of STEM at a higher rate than men? I sometimes wonder about this, and then I get a proposal review that says the PI (i.e., me) “does not appear to be qualified to carry out the proposed work” in specific areas where I have already published. 1/3
Imagine getting such feedback when you’re a fresh Ph.D. writing her first proposal? I feel that there are biases in the review system, and there's plenty of studies that agree. I'd like to see funding agencies take more action to address these issues. 2/3
And if you have gotten such unjustified and personal feedback, I invite you to consider yourself in good company! 😛 3/3
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I don't know if you all understand what this tweet's about but this is what it means to me:

#WomenInMedicine/#WomenInSTEM aren't recognized or acknowledged for their contributions to the field!

👩🏾‍⚕️👩🏼‍🔬👩🏽‍⚖️👩🏻‍💼 aren't compassionate minions, we're brilliant ground breakers! 1/3
We're perceived as too junior/"young" to be invited as speakers when 🚹 at the same age are seen as rising stars who're to be encouraged/invited. This creates an irreparable inequity in career of 🚹&🚺and a ripple effect of inequity; #genderpaygap, imposter synd, 0 🚺role models
But at what point do we stop being "young"? There's a saying in the field: "Women are too young until they're too old".

Let's all move forward by understanding #HerTimeIsNow!

Brilliant 🚺in the field? Invite her!
Promote her!
Recognize her! #BeEthical #DiversityandInclusion 3/3
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(1/13) Please RT: our first #tweetorial!

Here's a 🧵on our new paper which is also my 1st time being (joint) last author✍️

Congrats to all, especially superstar med student @LuszczakSabina!

#AcademicTwitter @AcademicChatter @OpenAcademics #womeninSTEM

nature.com/articles/s4159…
(2/13) In #prostatecancer cell lines & human tissue, co-targeting #PIM & #PI3K #kinases seems promising!

We reckon ~20% of prostate cancer patients could benefit from this approach in future & these tend to be the sicker patients.

Scroll for #science!

nature.com/articles/s4159…
(3/13) Fig1a:

From publicly available data we see that some patients overexpress either the #PIM pathway, the #PI3K pathway, or both. Each of these targets have inhibitors in development, that could theoretically be of benefit to any of these patient groups when combined 🤞
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Dear Twitter Scientists, I am a high school biology teacher in southern Wisconsin and I work in a school with a high percentage of students that fall near or below the poverty line. In addition, my classes are diverse.
This year, I am making a strong effort to help my students identify themselves in other scientists this year. Though I can teach my students how to be critical thinkers, I realize not all students will recognize themselves in me. (2/5)
However, I don't want that to get in the way of engaging students in biology. So, I am looking for people of all backgrounds across the world who are willing to be those potential "role models" for my students. I want them to be able to see themselves in someone. (3/5)
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Summer 1970: a rare form of typhoid is infecting people in Edinburgh. Dr Nancy Conn, a bacteriologist at Western General, finds the source and prevents a major outbreak with detective work and sanitary towels.

A thread on one of Scotland's unsung #WomenInSTEM

#OldWeirdScotland
Typhoid was and is uncommon in Scotland. Apart from an outbreak in Aberdeen in the 60s, most cases are linked to overseas travel. The Edinburgh outbreak was different. It was mainly children who were being infected, from different parts of the city. 1/n
None of them had ever been abroad and none had any link to India, where this rare strain of the Salmonella typhi bacterium comes from. Dr Conn sat with the patients and interviewed them in detail. Many were senseless with fever. She interviewed their friends and families too. 2/n
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In case you didn’t know, today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.

Never heard of it? That’s probably because you’re thinking of the Equal Pay Day we celebrated on March 31. But for Black Women and other women of color, the wage gap is much wider than the $.80 you’ve heard about.
So what is Equal Pay Day?

#EqualPayDay is meant to symbolize how much more women need to work to earn what non-Hispanic white men do. It’s determined by the National Committee on Pay Equity how many additional days women need to work to earn what men earned the prior year.
Black women will have had to work until *today* to earn what their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts earned in 2019. That’s 226 days!
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Get excited!! Here's 100 new female role models and kickass #womeninSTEM

Huge thanks to @erikalyndepp who did a fantastic job composing this brilliant thread!
THREAD

Meet Briana E. Pinales! Briana is a graduate research assistant who’s studies neuro-systems & the brain in relation to appetite control. Wow, what a great role model!

Ft & thx @bribrielise
1mwis.com/profiles/Brian… Image
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Hey Briley Lewis! Briley is a graduate student focusing on astronomy. Briley works directly with imaging and creating instruments to take photos of planet and the protoplanetary disks that form them What a role model!

Ft & thx @briles_34
1mwis.com/profiles/Brile… Image
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Ok, here goes. Taylor Swift as classic physics textbooks, a thread. #ITeachPhysics
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#1 New @IMSR_UoB @UoB_IAHR research: Urine steroid metabolomics for the differential diagnosis of adrenal incidentalomas: a prospective test validation study – learn all about the #EURINEACT study in this twitter thread and read its results #OpenAccess thelancet.com/journals/landi…
#2 Cross-sectional imaging by CT or MRI regularly discovers adrenal masses; 2-12% are eventually diagnosed as adrenal cortical carcinoma #ACC . However, limited specificity of imaging prevents accurate detection of #ACC eje.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/…
#3 Urine Steroid Metabolomics combines steroid profiling by mass spectrometry with data analysis by a machine learning algorithm. This non-invasive, radiation-free biomarker tool can detect a malignant “steroid fingerprint” in the urine of #ACC patients academic.oup.com/jcem/article/9…
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Tonight on a special #MitoMonday, we briefly highlight the life and works of everyone's favorite scientist, Dr. Rosalind Franklin. #DNA #WomenInSTEM #LateNightWithTheRutterLab Image
Dr. Rosalind Elsie Franklin was born on July 25 1920 in Notting Hill London. She attended @Newnham_College at @Cambridge_Uni in 1938 to study Chemistry, & graduated in 1941. 2/
During WWII, Dr. Franklin did war-related graduate work with the British Coal Utilization Research Association. She studied the porosity of coal using helium to determine its density. She earned her PhD in 1945. bit.ly/2ZO4LCM 3/
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1/4⭐️#SAR_Star! Today we celebrate @Nat_Mora_ who is a @CONICETDialoga researcher at @3iaunsam & teaches at @unsamoficial & @Exactas_UBA. Give her a follow 👋& learn about her research 🧐 on landscape & plant 🍃#ecology in #floodplain #Wetlands🌎 of #Argentina🇦🇷. #WomeninSAR
2/4⭐️#SAR_Star! @Nat_Mora_ has a #Phd in #biology from @UBAonline @Exactas_UBA. She studied macrophytes at the #Paraná River #floodplain with #SAR and #PolSAR data. Here are some #Cband #results👇 #WomeninRemoteSensing #WomenInSTEM #SARisbeautiful #RADARSAT
3/4⭐️#SAR_Star! @Nat_Mora_ also analysed the #Paraná River #floodplain with #Lband #PalSAR and #Xband #CosmoSkyMed data. Besides her main research, she also used #SAR & #PolSAR on #coastalMarshes #oildetection #soilmoisture #WomeninSAR #SARisbeautiful
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Received an invitation to watch the industry-sponsored lectures for a gynecologic surgery conference. Once again, all men.

Medical device companies & pharma - I am not interested in learning about your products if you can't adequately represent women surgeons in WOMEN'S HEALTH.
Failure of industry to recognize women surgeons as experts contributes to the #genderpaygap as we are not compensated for our time and feedback, and products are made for women without women's input. The top 20 companies that make devices for women have 97% white male leadership
Leaders - please surround yourselves with women & POC so you can present a better product and broader views to a diverse field of surgeons. We are bored with the one-size-fits-all approach.

@ManelWatchUS @JJcolemanMD @arghavan_salles #MoreThanOne #ILookLikeASurgeon #WomenInSTEM
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🎙LIVE FROM #SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for #CapSciCommLive🌶️! Follow the game here on Twitter (@CapSciComm Prof/Student Members gain call access: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2… [1/n]
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies of your team all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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I meet a lot of people interested in getting into #data. It’s really aspiring to see so many people wanting to understand more about data.

Here’s an updated #thread of FREE resources to help you upskill into a data analyst, scientist or engineer.

Remember data is everywhere!
#Facebook launched "Summer of Support" program that offers FREE training in digital marketing and data/insights.

6-week program of courses that offers free #Digital #Marketing participants advice, insights, information & support, especially for SMEs.

boostwithfacebook.com/student/catalog
Analyttica is offering a FREE training on Data Analytics Fundamentals & another on Machine Learning.

Each training has virtual hands-on labs w/certificates for completing.

leaps.analyttica.com/home?auth_moda…

#BlackTechTwitter #WomenWhoCode #100DaysOfCode #data #MachineLearning #analytics
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I have been in academia a long time and need to share a dark underbelly- people who take/co-opt stuff from you & call their own. This has happened to me and @jeannefarnan so many times earlier in my career we lost count (slides, words, ideas, sayings) (THREAD) 1/n
Earlier in my career, I "took the high road" often and held my head up high and did not say much. But, it's maddening to see it happen years later to your colleagues who work super hard and especially #womeninmedicine and #womeninSTEM 2/n
My friend @lindsleininger of @DearPandemic and I along with our @IMPACT4HC teams put a lot of work into a #StaySMART infographic to help people prepare for Summer. It's been out since June 4. @lindsleininger has been all over TV/webinars w these tips! 3/n
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#IRBScience: Did you know that 7% of #cancer cell lines are misclassified and actually correspond to a different type of cancer?

Check out the latest work by the @GenomeDataLab, published in @ScienceAdvances.
➡️bit.ly/3eUx3kh
#WomenInSTEM #BigData #MachineLearning
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Of 614 cell lines, approx. 60% greatly conserve the characteristics of the tumour of origin, another 20% maintain some resemblance. The remaining 18% differ considerably from the tumour that they supposedly represent. #IRBScience
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“Identifying cell lines that are very different from the tumour of origin is crucial because they can lead to false positive or false negative results in experiments,” says @FranSupek, head of the @GenomeDataLab at @IRBBarcelona
#IRBScience
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Either through stupidity or spite, the Liberal/National Government's inaction during #COVID-19 will devastate universities. Higher ed drives innovation & growth and will underpin our economic recovery in a changing post-COVID world. (thread) universitiesaustralia.edu.au/policy-submiss… @uniaus @nteu
Pre-COVID, education was Australia's 3rd largest export sector, earning over $30b a year. Australian universities employ more people than the entire manufacturing sector.
dfat.gov.au/about-us/publi…
lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?L… #ausecon
Due to travel restrictions, Australian unis face at least a short-term loss in revenue of at least $10b. Like other areas of the economy, they're struggling to pay their staff. theconversation.com/australian-uni…
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So much to unpack here

Thankfully I experienced the opposite in my own residency
BUT then I was unprepared for this after residency

When described this way by faculty, then can a woman really choose to describe herself similar to men without invoking backlash and social cost?
The word choices here are signaling values

difference in what valued by gender and it predicts this later

expected of women:
special favors
emotional labor
friendship behaviors
constant availability
leniency

can women hold others accountable?

insidehighered.com/news/2018/01/1…
This extends to direct reports too. What if one stops bringing snacks, being maternal (the giving tree)?

Is it fair to make it a women’s job, already overburdened and underpaid, to support other women?

Or can there be accountability & standards?

qz.com/work/1722398/w…
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For #INWED20, I'm highlighting NASA Aerospace Engineer, LaTunia Pack-Melton. Her work in aerodynamics and flow control will undoubtedly #ShapeTheWorld for future flight. Thread 1/10 #blackinSTEM #WomeninSTEM
LaTunia is an aerospace engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. Her career at NASA Langley Research Center spans more than 2 decades to-date, starting as a Research Engineer around 1998* and becoming a Senior Research Scientist in 2017* (*years approximate) 2/10
During that time, LaTunia has worked in the Flow Physics & Control Branch of NASA LaRC, pushing the boundaries in flow control research and development. Flow control has the potential to adjust the flow around aircraft wing and empennage, to reduce drag and fuel burn 3/10
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1/ This week we spotlight Dr Katie Hampson (@hampson_katie): lead investigator, aka the boss, of @rabidbites research! Katie is a brilliant researcher and inspirational to the team. She's far too modest to list her achievements so we're gonna do it for her...
#WomenInSTEM
2/ Katie is a research scientist at the University of Glasgow, UK. She completed her PhD at Princeton University, USA, before returning to the UK on a @wellcometrust fellowship, where she continues to be funded by Wellcome. gla.ac.uk/researchinstit…
3/ Her research interests lie broadly in the ecology of infectious disease but she has dedicated much of her career to a largely neglected one: #rabies.
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In recent years have started to question the traditional approach to #narrativemedicine. Who owns a story? What lens is applied? I get it is seen as important for “joy of practice” to tell these stories as doctors. Except, these are actual lives and bodies of human beings.
As in, I don’t know the right answer but I also don’t think we are asking enough questions of ourselves, our profession, our peers, our professors/attendings.

Ours is a profession that labels
>age 35 as “geriatric pregnancy” after all

My pinned tweet:
Or: #nyc writing class, read “The Laugh”
by Tea Obreht:had never been yet wrote story in Subsaharan Africa

Vivid descriptions of wild animals
Black male=passion

WOC in class had to point out to instructor: WOC characters were flat, one-dimensional, silent, passive
=White gaze
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Tonight on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight and remember the life and works of Dr. Beth Levine, A giant in the field of autophagy research, who sadly passed away recently. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #WomenInSTEM #Autophagy
Dr. Beth Levine was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1960. She obtained a degree in French studies from @BrownUniversity in 1981. She then earned her medical degree from @WeillCornell in 1986, and was a resident at @MountSinaiNYC hospital in internal medicine until 1989. 2/
In 1989 she joined the lab of Dr. Diane Griffen at @JohnsHopkins as a postdoc, working on infectious diseases and the neurobiology of viral pathogens. She then joined @Columbia in 1992, where she served as the Director of virology research from 1994-2004. 3/
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