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[Editorial] Year of reckoning for women in science

10 Feb 2018

Gender equity in science is both a moral and necessary imperative. Although women make up more than half of graduates in the medical and life sciences and 70% of the global health workforce, they are vastly under-represented at senior levels: in the USA, for example, women comprise 45% of assistant professors in academic clinical sciences but only 35% of associate professors and just 22% of full professors. Numbers are similarly unbalanced for the basic medical sciences, demonstrating the “leaky pipeline” that wastes women's education and potential, prevents needed diversity in workplaces, and restricts women's goals and rights.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet