Supportive Grad programs

Faye Bishop soefmb at
Thu Feb 25 15:10:54 EST 1993

In article <9302111650.AA08165 at>, tara at CHIMERA.HGEN.PITT.EDU (Tara Cox Matise) writes:
> I am writing in response to Cassandra's request the other day for
> information about program which are supportive of female students and
> faculty.
> I am now a post-doc in the Department of Human Genetics at the University 
> of Pittsburgh.  I started here in 1986 directly from undergraduate studies.
> I got a master's degree in Genetic Counseling in 1988 and a PhD in Human
> Genetics in 1992.  I have never experienced any different treatment because
> I am a women.  In fact, I have never felt like I was receiving more or less
> attention or support because of my gender, which is just what I prefer.
> I feel  as though I am on the same level here as all of my peers, whether
> they are male or female.  I should point out, though, that the counseling
> program attracts mainly women (maybe 12 women to 1 man per year).  But also,
> there has always been at least 50% female students in the PhD program since I
> have been here.  In fact, when I first started, there were way more women
> than men, although I would say it is about 50-50 now.  It is unfortunate
> that we have only 2 female professors, with about 8-10 male professors,
> and a male chairman.
> However, that makes it even more impressive that in an environment full
> of male superiors I have never been treated any differently because of
> my gender.  I would strongly recommend our program to women who are concerned
> about discrimination. 
> If you are sincerely interested in applying to our program, you can e-mail me
> at tara at
> Tara Cox Matise
> p.s.  Unfortunately, I have no information about equality of salaries.  I
> have no reason to believe I am making less than the male post-doc here.  I
> have received support to attend the annual meeting of the American 
> Society of Humen Genetics every year I have been here.
I am very interested in learning about your program, could you send me some
information.  I work and go to school here at Hofstra and I plan to graduate in
May 1994.  I  am in the process of looking for graduate schools which
specialize in the genetics field.

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