Immunologists for Gender Equity 4th Annual Symposium
October 22, 2021
Event details: Join IgEquity at the Immunologists for Gender Equity 4th Annual Symposium on October 22nd in Cole Hall for a day full of talks, and ending with a Networking Reception!
One of the central tenets of the IgEquity organization is to provide opportunities for women and non-binary scientists to form connections within the scientific community. By lowering the barrier between trainees and accomplished scientists, as well as between academic and industry professionals, we aim to foster opportunities for learning, collaboration, and community development within UCSF and the broader Bay Area.
In addition to academics from UCSF, UCB, and Stanford, we have a number of industry partners that will be attending the Symposium. In advance of this event, we’d like to introduce the industry folks that attendees can meet at the networking reception!
COVID-19 Virtual Symposium
June 4th, 2020 2-4pm PST
Event Details: Guided by our mission to highlight, connect and support female scientists, ImmunoXX+ is hosting a COVID-19 Mini Symposium to showcase the current COVID-19 research efforts of 4 incredible female scientists. We will hear presentations from Drs. Carina Marquez, Ruby Yu, Kizzmekia Corbett, and Carolyn Calfee about topics ranging from viral transmission, to the current state of antibody testing. The symposium will conclude with a 20-minute Q&A session. Throughout this event we are encouraging participants to donate to our sponsored partner, the Woman’s Global Empowerment Fund, who is working to prepare and equip local communities in Uganda to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate to the Woman’s Global Empowerment Fund: https://wgefund.org/
Couldn't attend? Click here for the recording of this event.
How to Network with UCSF Connect
May 26, 2020
Event Details: In order to facilitate community and mentorship between women in science across career trajectories and industries, ImmunoXX+ has partnered with UCSF OCPD to create an ImmunoXX+ group on the networking platform UCSF Connect. We hope that this tool will help build connections between current UCSF scientists and alumni. During this two-part workshop, we will be going over the UCSF Connect platform, features of the ImmunoXX+ group, and strategies on how to best use UCSF Connect to expand your network. Join us for one or both parts of the session.
- 5-5:30pm Sara Ayazi, Office of Career and Professional Development: This part will discuss strategies on how to use UCSF Connect to expand your network, advance your career, and stay connected with the rest of the UCSF community. We will define the purpose of networking and articulating your goals, and recognize various methods to find and approach professionals in your field using UCSF Connect.
- 5:30-6pm Katie Maloney, Alumni Relations: This part will provide an overview of UCSF Connect and how to use it to send messages and connect with the network, as well as the features of the ImmunoXX+ group.
Can't make it? Check back here after the symposium for a link to the recording of this event.
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Meeting
December 11, 2019
Event Details: ImmunoXX+ presents a Gender, Diversity and Inclusion strategy meeting featuring guest speakers Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt, Dr. D'Anne Duncan, and Dr. Lisa Butterfield. Our speakers have extensive experience in promoting gender equity at UCSF, and previous institutions. We have invited them to share their experiences, and to discuss the gender equity initiatives currently ongoing at UCSF. We welcome students, postdocs, technicians, faculty, and staff to attend, listen and ask questions about how UCSF is approaching gender equity issues. As a second aim, we will ask our pane speakers about about how ImmunoXX+ can provide resources, support, and awareness t issues of gender equity in ways that compliment the current university wide and departmental programs.
Outcome/Meeting Note: Thank you to everyone that came to our Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy meeting! ImmunoXX+ leadership members Casey Burnett and Julie Garcia led us through a discussion with our panel, and subsequent discussion with our attendees.
- Dr. Butterfield spoke about her time leading a Women's Task Force at Pitt. This task force employed a data-driven approach to bring transparency to salaries, grant awards, speaker invitations, and more. This data motivated the University of Pittsburgh to implement policies to ensure equity in hiring and salary decisions, as well as improving policies that affect the day to day work environment for faculty.
- Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt, a member of ImmunoX leadership, discussed initiatives aimed at both increasing gender and under-represented minority diversity within the ImmunoX program. Some initiatives include parental support programs, community building events and equity in scientific studies.
- Dr. D'Anne Duncan spoke about initiatives to increase diversity at a university wide level and encouraged recruiting programs to attend conferences hosted by organizations such as Sacnas and ABRCMS to reach under-represented minorities. Additionally, D'Anne spoke about the diversity statement requirements for faculty applicants at UCSF. D'Anne also discussed programs to support and build community, such as the IMSD and Path to Postdoc programs.
Discovery Day @ Bay Area Science Festival
November 2, 2019
Event Details: Check out our smartphone microscopes, dress up like a scientist and have your picture taken with some of our very own ImmunoXX+ leadership team scientists. Join us as we show students of all ages realize what a scientist looks like!
Second Annual Women in Immunology Symposium
October 25th, 2019
Event Details: Please join us for our annual Women in Immunology Symposium, where we provide a platform for female immunologists from all training and career levels to present their work. We are pleased to host Dr. Zena Werb as our UCSF Internal Keynote Speaker, and Dr. Shannon Turley from Genentech as our External Keynote Speaker. In addition to a full day of presentations, we will host a networking luncheon where trainees can meet and eat with faculty in a casual, small group setting. Please sign up ahead of time to secure a seat at our networking luncheon. Finally, join us at the conclusion of our symposium for a networking social hour, where our sponsors, speakers and participants are encouraged to connect over drinks and appetizers.
Please use this link to access the program: https://ucsf.app.box.com/s/u0wdltx2o7z961u57pbcvcjhdbd0uixg
First Annual Women in Immunology Symposium
October 22, 2018
Event Details: The first annual Women in Immunology Symposium hosted by ImmunoXX+ was the event that launched our organization. This event included 12 incredible presentations by faculty, postdocs and graduate students. In addition to these speakers, we were pleased to host Dr. Crystal Mackall for our keynote address. This first symposium received an overwhelmingly positive response from the scientific community at UCSF, with no more than 200 attendees throughout the day. The success of this event and the conversations that were started encouraged our founders to commit to hosting an annual symposium, as well as smaller events throughout the year. We are thankful for the continuous support from the scientific community at UCSF, ImmunoX, and our sponsorship partners.