1.5 CE Credits
Robin C. Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Neurology at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin Dell Medical School Director of the Comprehensive Memory Center at UT Health Austin Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
There have been increasing efforts to identify and understand gender disparities that impede career advancement for women within academic medicine, psychology, and the sciences more broadly. This webinar will review current evidence on gender differences in tenure and promotion, grants and publications, reputation and leadership, compensation, and service, drawing on studies specific to clinical neuropsychology when possible. Factors contributing to gender gaps, such as cultural/societal norms, interpersonal processes, and institutional practices, will be discussed, along with ideas for addressing gaps and promoting positive change. The webinar will close with practical tips and strategies for setting priorities to achieve personal and professional goals.
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. List three domains in which gender differences exist in academic medicine and psychological science.
2. Describe how systemic factors (e.g., culturally prescribed social roles) contribute to gender disparities.
3. Assess strategies for closing gender gaps in career advancement, financial compensation, and work-life conflict.
Target Audience: All levels from graduate students to late career professionals
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Instructional level: Intermediate
Robin C. Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP is Associate Professor of Neurology at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin Dell Medical School and Director of the Comprehensive Memory Center at UT Health Austin Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and also serves as Head of Neuropsychology and Training Director of the Adult Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Training Program at Dell Medical School. Dr. Hilsabeck earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a major area of study in neuropsychology from Louisiana State University, completed an internship in clinical psychology with emphasis in clinical neuropsychology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at University of California San Diego. Prior to joining Dell Medical School in April 2018, Dr. Hilsabeck worked for 5 years at a large, global contract research organization providing consultation and clinical surveillance for CNS clinical trials, and prior to that she worked for 13 years in clinical, administrative, and academic research positions. Dr. Hilsabeck has grant funding from both public (National Institutes of Health) and private funders (Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium) and has 68 publications and 138 workshop and conference presentations. She currently serves as Gender Special Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist and is on the editorial boards of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, and The Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.