Four Projects Receive WIO Endowment Grants
The Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section has been productive in the last year. The WIO Endowment grants, totaling $19,000, were awarded to four standout projects.
The Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section has been productive in the last year. The WIO Endowment grants, totaling $19,000, were awarded to four standout projects:
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- Implicit Bias in Evaluation of Surgical Residents, a research study. Grant recipient: Heather M. Weinreich, MD.
- Negotiation Skills for Women in Otolaryngology, to be offered in workshops/seminars, webinars, and on-demand events. Grant recipients: Megan L. Durr, MD, Miriam N. Lango, MD, and Selena E. Briggs, MD, MBA, PhD. The first workshop was presented at the AAO-HNSF 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Plans are underway for development of an updated workshop in 2020.
- Gender Disparities in Assessments of Surgical Training, a one-year multicenter study of gender disparities in assessments during surgical residency. Grant recipients: Jenny X. Chen, MD, Stacey T. Gray, MD, and Elliott D. Kozin, MD.
- History of Women in Otolaryngology Video Archive Project, a historical documentary of women in otolaryngology. Grant recipients: Minka L. Schofield, MD, Angela M. Powell, MD, and Evelyn Kalyoussef, MD. The video—celebrating the 10th anniversary of the WIO Section’s formation—is in production, to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston.
These projects are certain to provide much-needed data to help in eliminating gender disparity in otolaryngology.
The women otolaryngologists in Philadelphia kicked off WIO Day by hosting a panel discussion on January 29 on germane issues such as negotiation, mentorship, and identifying role models. Panel members included moderator Mindy Rabinowitz, MD, with panelists Marta T. Becker, MD, Natasha Mirza, MD, Erica R. Thaler, MD, and Elina M. Toskala, MD, PhD, MBA. The event was well attended, with representation from both academic and private practice arenas, and may provide inspiration for events in your area.
Please look for future Bulletin articles covering AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience programming.