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Texas Biomed Levels Playing Field for Female Scientists
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Texas Biomed Levels Playing Field for Female Scientists

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), a global leader in infectious disease research, is taking concrete steps to level the uneven playing field for female scientists.Research has shown that diverse work teams lead to more impactful scientific studies. Yet, only one in three researchers in the world is a woman, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Add in the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on female scientists that have undone gender-equity gains from the past few decades, and it's clear there's still work to be done to ensure a level playing field for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research.The 2020 documentary “Picture a Scientist” depicted the "leaky pipeline" or significant drop in women holding post-doctoral research ...