Jan 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gender inequities remain pervasive in academia. The COVID19 pandemic has only magnified these inequities. This webinar will focus on the barriers and facilitators to gender equity in academia and highlights actionable strategies for institutions to implement to improve gender equity.
Facilitator Dr. Michelle Cardel is an assistant professor, obesity and nutrition scientist, and registered dietitian in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, where she is also an Associate Director for the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. Her research is focused on three areas, (1) assessing the effects of psychosocial factors, including low social status and food insecurity, on eating behavior and obesity-related disease, (2) the development and implementation of effective healthy lifestyle interventions with a focus on underserved populations, and (3) improving gender equity within STEMM fields.
Dr. Cardel is a member of American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and was selected as a Fellow of The Obesity Society for her contributions to the field of obesity. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including in high impact journals like JAMA and JAMA Pediatrics. Dr. Cardel has been presented with a variety of awards including the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Outstanding Woman Award, The Obesity Society’s Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award finalist, UAB’s National Alumni Society Young Alumni Rising Star Award, the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators Award, and the Excellence in Emerging Outcomes Research Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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