The Women's Initiative Network has started numerous programs and projects to enrich, support, and promote women’s work in cancer research and medicine at Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center. This includes an enrichment and career development support program, a mentorship program for postdocs, fellows, and junior faculty, and an awards program.
Seminar Programs Promoting Women’s Research and Work in Cancer
Presentations to the Women’s Initiative Network are focused on such topics as gender disparities in science and medicine and career progression for women.
We also collaborate with Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar organizers and Transdisciplinary Research Program leaders to help ensure that at least 50% of Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center-supported lecturers showcase female faculty presenters.
In addition, we assist the Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center’s ExCEL (Excellence in Career Enrichment Leadership) Committee and the Cancer Research Training & Education (CRTEC) program in promoting the cancer research achievements of female trainees and individuals from underrepresented groups through the ExCEL Scholar Award Competition & Symposium.
All Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center postdocs, fellows, and junior faculty are invited to participate in our growing mentorship program. Our goal is to retain women in the cancer field. All those interested should email email@example.com for more information.
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Family Pilot & Feasibility Award for Women in Cancer Research
This award seeks to support basic, translational, epidemiological, and pre-clinical cancer research focused on the goals of one of the Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center Programs. The goal is to support the vision and innovative cancer research developed by female scientists, physician scientist or clinicians from our community. Our initiative network and Mrs. Marla Schaefer expect that this award will provide an opportunity for a Women in Cancer Research to explore new and significant venues in cancer research.
An annual dinner scheduled to launch in spring 2023 will celebrate faculty, trainees, and other women that have done commendable work and achieved so much as part of our Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center community.