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Congrats to the IMSD Class of 2019!



IMSD Scholar, Liz Enyenihi, wins elite Goldwater Scholarship for Math, Science Research


Four Emory College juniors were nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering, have been selected to receive the honor.

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Dr. Anita Corbett receives 2018 Nature Mentoring Award

Anita-Corbett-Nature-Award.jpgOn January 16, 2019, Dr. Anita Corbett was honored at an award ceremony for her outstanding mentoring.  Nature’s 2018 mentoring awards focus on supportive senior researchers in the US South.

Read the full article "How four winning mentors help to build skills and dispel doubt" in the January 8, 2019 edition of Nature.


Dr. Pat Marsteller to receive 2019 Award for Mentorship

Pat-Marstellar-Mentorship-Award.jpgThe Award for Mentorship recognizes a woman in the Emory community who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to undergraduate, graduate students, staff, or faculty at Emory. The award honors an individual who has establishing sustained and successful mentoring relationships by:

  • Helping mentees to become professionals in their field or achieve career goals by offering or promoting personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Supporting and advising mentees as they achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Serving as a personal or professional role model or supervisor for mentees.

Dr. Pat Marsteller has been recognized by the Center for Women at Emory and the Emory Alumni Association with an Award for Mentorship. 

She will be awarded in a ceremony on Thursday, March 7th, 2019


U. Wisconsin professor Molly Carnes talks about Implicit Bias

Dr. Molly Carnes is a professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-­Madison. Intrigued by what could be “killing” healthy women physicians and scientists off before they achieved senior ranks, she began her scientific inquiry from an epidemiologic perspective and has increasingly taken a multi-level systems approach with particular interest in the role of cultural gender and race stereotypes. The overall goal of Dr. Carnes’ research program is to develop, implement, and study interventions that ensure the opportunity for participation and advancement of talented individuals from groups that have been underrepresented in academic medicine, science, and engineering ─ particularly at the leadership levels.

"Why are John and David More Likely to Become Department Chair than Joan or Jamal?"

In this presentation, Dr. Carnes will demonstrate how the mere existence of cultural stereotypes can influence judgment and decision-­‐making in ways that perpetuate inequities in academic medicine, science and engineering. She will emphasize how this happens even when people sincerely disavow belief in the content of such stereotypes. Dr. Carnes will review some of her own research demonstrating how the fear of violating female gender norms can cause stress for women physicians in training, an interactive video game that may be useful in demonstrating the negative impact of subtle inadvertent race bias on graduate student training, and a successful intervention that has helped faculty “break the bias habit”.

"Breaking the Gender Bias Habit"

In this presentation, Dr. Carnes will describe how she and her team approached subtle gender bias as a potentially remediable habit. They mobilized research from a number of fields that focus on achieving intentional, enduring, behavioral change in developing a workshop for faculty in academic medicine, science, and engineering. Dr. Carnes will describe in detail a cluster randomized study of this workshop given to 46 departments with 46 wait-list controls with results that suggest a positive impact on behavioral changes that promote gender equity and improve department climate.

Congratulations to Janessa Aneke, IMSD Scholar!


Ms. Aneke attended and presented her research at the annual meeting of the The Society of Economic Botany. She is the 2014 recipient of the Julia F. Morton Award. The award is presented for the best poster at the annual meeting for students or young professionals (5 years or less post-doctoral experience). Congratulations to Janessa!

Click here to learn more about The Society for Economic Botany Jula F. Morton Award.