November 05, 2018

UMMS faculty, OHEI to participate in sexual harassment in medicine panel discussion

Nov. 12 event to discuss report findings that a system wide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in medicine

The University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Office of Research, ADVANCE, and Office for Health Equity and Inclusion will host the third in a series of panel discussions focused on a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

The report finds that a system wide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent sexual harassment. Current policies, procedures and approaches have not resulted in significant reduction in sexual harassment, the report finds.

The panel is 4-5:30 p.m. November 12 in the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium in the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. It will include an overview of the report by National Academies panel member U-M Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies Lilia Cortina, Ph.D., followed by remarks from the panelists on how to prevent sexual harassment in academic medicine and discussion with the audience.

Panelists include co-chair Paula Johnson, M.D., MPH, president of Wellesley College; Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., professor of radiation oncology at Michigan Medicine and director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine; and Timothy R. B. Johnson, M.D., an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the U-M, professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, and professor of women’s studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Learn more: https://events.umich.edu/event/51308 #ScienceToo