Congratulations to MASS AWIS for 10 years of connecting women in STEM!

The Massachusetts Chapter of AWIS (MASS AWIS) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.


Welcoming remarks by MASS AWIS Vice-President, Dr. Tooba Cheema

Welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Tooba Cheema, the Vice-President of MASS AWIS, followed by introductory remarks given by Dr. Beth Hovey, the President of MASS AWIS, that highlighted the accomplishments of MASS AWIS during the past 10 years. Dr. Karen Page, a Past-President of MASS AWIS and the representative of the Platinum Sponsor Pfizer, discussed how Pfizer has advanced women in science by supporting MASS AWIS’ Programming, particularly the Mentoring Program.

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Volunteer Appreciation Event: Monday, Dec. 15th

Please join us for our annual MASS AWIS Volunteer Appreciation Event. We will recognize the outstanding volunteers whose activities have great contributed to our chapter this year and hear a special talk by Dr. Joanne Kamens, the founding member of MASS AWIS and Excecutive Director of Addgene. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Bring a friend and you may win a prize!
Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: McGovern Seminar room #3189, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 46 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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The Seriousness of Science and Why Women Shouldn’t Smile – Career Conversation with Dr. Hazel Sive: Wednesday, Jan 14th

Start your New Year with this stimulating, thought-provoking Career Conversation!

"The Seriousness of Science and Why Women Shouldn't Smile"

HazelSiveHazel Sive Ph.D. is Professor of Biology at MIT and Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She received her B.Sc. Hons. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, New York. Her research focuses on development of the face and brain, and on neurodevelopmental disorders. She teaches Introductory Biology to undergraduates and Developmental Biology to graduate students. She is Founding Director of the MIT-South Africa Program, and chairs several MIT committees that address education and career trajectories of students and postdocs.

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Job Opportunity: Research Associate

Research Associate Job Description

Laboratory of Robert Farese and Tobias Walther
at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

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Multiple EBSCO Job Listings

Job Opening: Medical Editor at DynaMed – EBSCO 

The Medical Editor will be responsible for editing high-quality content applying the principles of evidence-based medicine. He/she will be a vital participant in achieving DynaMed’s mission of providing the most useful information to health care professionals at the point-of-care. The mission will be accomplished through critical analysis of published research and application of clinical knowledge. Work will be conducted as part of the DynaMed Editorial Team using XML software.
This is a full-time position based out of the Ipswich, MA office.

For more information please see:
If interested please contact Larissa Jarzylo at


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The 10th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women: Dec. 4th 2014

144x144MAlogoThe 10th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will be Thurs., Dec. 4, 2014, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Conference features motivational keynote speeches, engaging workshops and panel discussions that cover a vast range of topics specifically designed for women, including healthcare, leadership, managing change, finding work life balance and personal finance.

Register online at

Registration includes access to all keynote and breakout sessions, the Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion and the exhibit hall. 

**MASS AWIS members are eligible for the early bird registration price of $150 until online registration closes (which is typically midnight the day before the Conference) or when the Conference sells out. Please use the promo code SG14MA to receive this rate.


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