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Wong, E.Y. et al. 2001. Promoting the advancement of minority women faculty in academic medicine: The National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine, 10, 541-550.

This paper summarizes national trends of women and minorities in U.S Academic Medicine programs and further highlights six programs funded by the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health initiative that were required to develop a specific focus on careers of minority women faculty. The programs include Harvard Medical School, University of Illinois in Chicago, University of Puerto Rico, Tulane and Xavier Universities, University of Wisconsin and University of Washington. The programs implemented at these schools addressed many issues for women faculty such as networking for support, informal and formal mentoring, faculty development, dissemination of information, and installment of awards for women faculty members. The authors proposed four recommendations for institutions to address the underrepresentation of minority women faculty: (1) measuring progress; (2) institutional support for recruitment; (3) leadership commitment to faculty retention; and (4) further research and funding to define issues relevant to advancing minority women faculty.

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