#BWNFridayPost – The reduction of race and gender bias in clinical treatment recommendations using clinician peer networks in an experimental setting

This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a paper in Nature Communications documenting an exciting intervention that was found to eliminate racial bias in treatment recommendations among clinicians.

Read the full research paper here.

You can also read Penn Today’s blog post summarising the study here.

Image taken from University of Pennsylvania

#BWNFridayPost – Native American Heritage Month

We have a few links to share with our BWN community in honour of Native American Heritage Month:

APA’s I am Psyched panel discussion featuring Dr. Marigold Linton – the first American Indian to earn a doctorate in psychology – and other prominent Native American psychologists. Watch the video here.

Women of Silicon Valley celebrates Native American folks in STEM and shares the stories of 18 scientists, technologists, and educators. Read the list here.

University of Arizona offers a 10-week summer internship introducing Native American students to biomedical research. Read about the experiences of the program director and the students here.

A free, online Native American Science Curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, that aim to bridge Western science perspectives with Indigenous philosophies and knowledge. View the materials here.

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Image taken from the Nez Perce National Historic Park Museum

#BWNFridayPost – BiasWatchIndia

This week’s BWN Friday Post shines a spotlight BiasWatchIndia. We are happy to see BiasWatchNeuro inspiring similar, but independent, initiatives in other fields and countries.

Led by Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan and Shruti Muralidhar, the team at BiasWatchIndia aims to document gender representation and combat gender-biased panels in Indian conferences, meetings, and talks in the STEM field.

#BWNFridayPost – Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work

This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a newly published study by Vásárhelyi, Zakhlebin, Milojević, and Horvát (2021) examining gender imbalances in visibility and dissemination of research:

Our large-scale analyses, encompassing half a million scholars, revealed that female scholars’ work is mentioned less frequently than male scholars’ work in all research areas. (p.1)

(Vásárhelyi et al., 2021, p.2)

Read the full article here.

Vásárhelyi, O., Zakhlebin, I., Milojević, S., & Horvát, E. Á. (2021). Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(39), e2102945118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2102945118