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Genetics Hosts: Advance film screening of "Picture a Scientist"

On behalf of the Department of Genetics and in partnership with SWIM, WISAY, The Office for Women in Medicine and the Women Faculty Forum, I am delighted to invite you to a virtual screening of the critically acclaimed film "Picture a Scientist”.

This film tracks the journeys of three women – biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring – as they recount their own battles with gender inequity in academic science. It was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival: The Boston Globe calls it “quietly devastating” while Science refers to it as “sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling”.

The film will be available to watch from September 9 - 16 and registration is essential. Log in credentials will be sent to registered participants on September 9, and the film will be available for viewing until September 16.

Those who register will also be invited to attend a special post-screening virtual reception for the film on the evening of Monday September 14th with guest of honor Nancy Hopkins, Amgen Inc Professor of Biology emerita at MIT and one of the three women featured in the film. The reception will be an opportunity to come together to share reflections and reactions to the film with our colleagues in the Department and across the School of Medicine more broadly.

This event is highly pertinent to our ongoing discussions around equity in the Department, which you are all part of. Please feel free to share this invitation widely with your colleagues at Yale.

Registration is required. Please follow this link to register.


Antonio J. Giraldez Ph.D.
Wallace Professor of Genetics
HHMI Faculty Scholar Chair and Professor of Genetics
Genetics Department
Yale University School of Medicine

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Sep 20209-16Multiple Days
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