About the Raise Project
The goal: a world in which we can concentrate on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) without thinking about gender equality. But America still has a few hurdles to jump before we reach that finish line (oh, am I in full-blown Olympics mode? Sorry..)
The RAISE project is designed to increase the status of professional women through enhanced Recognition of the Achievements of Women In STEMM. Some of our current programs include:
- an interactive online database of available awards categorized by discipline, career level and eligibility by gender. When available, all award recipients are listed since 1981, and awards are continuously updated. Further information about recipients is provided through a link with Research Crossroads (www.researchcrossroads.org). The website also analyzes data on award distribution (these are available! inquire by phone or email);
- guidance for potential nominees on the application process;
- raising awareness about the eye-opening gender disparities in STEMM;
- doing research into some of the root causes behind said disparity;
- spurring institutional change to address these root causes and close the gender gap.
The RAISE project is a program of the Society for Women’s (SWHR) Health Research. SWHR mission is to improve the health of all women through research.
Who we are
The project is under the direction of Stephanie Pincus, M.D., M.B.A., and Florence Haseltine, Ph.D.,M.D. at SWHR.It is managed by Sarah Chu, M.A. candidate.
Dr. Pincus is the former Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University at Buffalo and the former Chief Academic Affiliations Officer of the Veterans Health Administration. She currently devotes her time to advocacy for professional women. Dr. Pincus received her M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School, her M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a board-certified dermatologist and internist.
Dr. Haseltine is the founding Board Member of the Society for Women’s Health Research. A scientist and obstetrician gynecologist she has had longstanding dedication to improving women’s health and exploring sex-differences in health and disease. Dr. Haseltine received her M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ms. Chu is responsible for the daily management of the project, including outreach and grants. Graduating with her B.A. summa cum laude, she is now studying towards her M.A. in international affairs. She is also to blame for the bevy of terrible puns you may encounter on the RAISE sites.
The RAISE project has received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Dow Corning Company, and the National Science Foundation.