Committee on the Status of Faculty Women (CSFW)

Committee on the Status of Faculty Women

More Information: CVM Women in the News

Dr. Jeanne Barsanti '74 was the recipient of the Salmon Award (2012)
Dr. Sharon Center awarded Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year (2012)
Dr. Robin Davisson awarded the 2012 Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture by the American Heart Association (2012)
Dr. Cynthia Leifer was awarded the Pfizer research prize in animal health (2012)
Dr. Natasza Kurpios was named the Robert Hovey Udall Assistant Professor (2012)

MizerDr. Linda Mizer, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the academic year 2011-2012. This nomination underscores the respect and esteem that Dr. Mizer's colleagues, students and campus leadership hold for her professional accomplishments. The Award's rigorous election criteria ensure that only those faculty members who have consistently demonstrated superb skill in teaching receive this award. Her mastery of teaching, dedication to students, adherence to the highest academic standards, and continued professional achievements are reflected in her selection for this honor. Dr. Mizer's award was announced at the June College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Meeting.


MThompsonDr. Margret (Meg) Thompson received the NYS Veterinary Medicine Society (NYSVMS) President's Citation (from then NYSVMS President Eric Bregman) during the NYSVMS Holiday Party on December 8, 2011 in Albany, NY.  She was honored for her hard work on the 2011  NYS Veterinary Conference.  According to Dr. Lorin Warnick, Associate Dean and Director, Dr. Thompson led another very successful NYS Veterinary Conference in 2012.



Previous Highlighted News Items
American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling:  Article about Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.

Slaughter (2012): Why Women Still Can Have it All ( Sobering article regarding the difficulties of women juggling work-life balance and the compromises or choices they have to make. (article available through CU library or Internal Resources)

Cornell Veterinary College faculty participate in massive on-line mentoring program to encourage women to pursue STEM careers.

Williams and Ceci (2012): When scientists choose motherhood.

Bickel and Rosenthal (2011): Difficult issues in mentoring

How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science (
Interesting NPR news story on how our perceptions of gender differences can affect our interactions with colleagues and satisfaction in the work environment. The interviewees advance the argument that due to these perceptions, inherent under-representation of women (and likely minorities) in institutions or scientific fields may contribute to the job dissatisfaction and poor retention of these constituent groups.

Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences by Tamar Lewin, NY Times article
A report sought recommendations for drawing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Lessons of the leaky pipeline

PNAS paper written by Cornell faculty: Understanding current causes of women's underrepresentation in science

Women Atop Their Fields Dissect the Scientific Life by Gina Kolata, The New York Times, June 7, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sister Colleges Launch First Women in Public Service Project...

Summary of workshop in Addressing Under-representation of Women in Nanoscience

Dr. Nora Springer-- Trainee Profile

Previous Events
"Getting More Out of Your Negotiations, and Making Friends in the Process"
Kathleen O'Connor
September 12, 12pm, Lecture Hall 1
This event was co-sponsored by the CSFW and CU-ADVANCE

CVM panel discussion with Drs. Altier, Appleton, Felippe, Nydam and Scarlett, "Navigating the Gauntlet: What you need to know to submit a successful grant, but were afraid to ask"
Moderator:  John Parker
April 18, 2013, 12-1pm in Lecture Hall 1
This event was co-sponsored by the CSFW and CU-ADVANCE

CVM panel discussion with Drs. Avery August, Paula Cohen, Hollis Erb, Sydney Moise, and Susan Suarez, "The Agony & the Ecstasy of journal submission: What to do with those Reviewer comments"

Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Leifer
November 14, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2
This event was co-sponsored by the CSFW and CU-ADVANCE.