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Women Medical School Deans and a Culture of Encouragement

A recent article published in the reputable journal, Academic Medicine, gave me pause. The article is entitled, "Gender-Related Differences in the Pathway to and Characteristics of U.S. Medical School Deanships," by F. Scott White, Ed.D. and colleagues. The authors examined the trends in leadership positions of academic medical institutions between 1980 and 2006 and concluded that, although gender equity is commonplace among medical school students (almost 50 percent), leaders of those schools are still predominantly men.

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The Remarkable Career of Kirtly Parker Jones

Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones has been the heart and soul of medical education in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah for three decades. This year Dr. Jones will retire having left a remarkable legacy to women's health in Utah. In this guest blog post by local writer Peta Owens, Dr. Jones talks about her career and what's next for her and husband Christopher Jones. All are invited to attend an open house in honor of Dr. Jones on Thursday, October 4th, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in the hospital administration conference room at University Hospital.

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Unique Utah Partnership Brings Ophthalmic Services to Trinidad-Tobago

The University's John A. Moran Eye Center is known around the world for its outreach and efforts to bring vision to some of the world's poorest citizens. I'm pleased to share this guest post by Dr. Randall J Olson, CEO of the center and chairman of our Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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