8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science
By Oksana Zayachkivska, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor of Physiology
February 11 marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (from Resolution 70/212 of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly dated December 22, 2015). This year is the 8th time this date will be celebrated. The main goal of the Resolution of the UN General Assembly, which proclaimed February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, was to eliminate the significant gender gap in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines across the world. Gender equality in education and science are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The percentage of women involved in Research and Development in every region of the world is still low. As of February 10, 2023, at AUHS, about half of the academic and administrative workers are women. Currently, women scientists head the leadership and structural divisions of the University: Dr. Caroll Ryan (President/CEO), Dr. Marilyn Uvero (Senior Vice President/COO & Provost/Chief Nurse Administrator), Dr. Deborah Leveille, (Dean, School of Nursing for Undergraduate and Graduate programs), Dr. Ann Chung (Dept Chair of Clinical and Administrative Sciences), and Dr. Elaine Nguyen, (Assistant Dean of Experiential Education).
Best wishes to you, our scientists, researchers, and developers! New achievements and discoveries!
Dr. Caroll Ryan and Ms Kim Dang (owner/founder) closing remarks during White Coat Ceremony, February 9, 2023