Supportive Grad programs
soefmb at vaxa.hofstra.edu
Thu Feb 25 15:10:54 EST 1993
In article <9302111650.AA08165 at net.bio.net>, 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
> 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 chimera.hgen.pitt.edu.
> 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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