Faculty Data Shows How Gender Gap In Salary Adds Up In A Lifetime
Around the country, women doctor scientists make 7–8% less every year than men. At the JHUSOM (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), the institute attempts to eliminate such a gender inequality and has curbed the difference in earnings from 2.6% in 2005 to a statistically trivial 1.9% in 2016. But even with that development and apparently small pay gap, women staff is possibly to accumulate much less wealth in their lifetimes, JHUSOM researchers stated. The investigators used new representations of wealth growth—considering how much staff makes, the span between promotions, and the effects of pay on other savings and retirement—to analyze the numbers. This study was published in JAMA Network Open.
Barbara Fivush—Senior Associate Dean at the JHUSOM—stated one-and-a-half or 2% does not sound inferior to most people, but finally, we have shown that this is actually a lot of money.” In 2002, after an article suggested that the school of medicine was delaying in promoting women to professorship posts, the institute formed a committee to follow novel ways to promote gender impartiality among faculty members. Starting in 2006, the committee’s suggestions—counting recruitment of women faculty, annual salary analyses, expanded sexual harassment education, and interviews with departing women faculty—were executed.
In recent time, the Johns Hopkins University was also in news as one of its researchers developed a potential first esophageal cancer screening. A scientist at JHUSOM stated that he has built the first affordable and simple screening for esophageal cancer. Dr. Stephen Meltzer—Gastroenterologist and Professor at the JHUSOM—along with his team have designed a test known as “EsophaCap.” This is a test that assembles genetic material that can identify changes in the cells that line the esophagus and is kind of a capsule having a string attached. In the statement, Meltzer said, “It is actually likely to miss untimely cancerous cells using endoscopy and most patients having Barrett’s esophagus do not ever undergo endoscopy.”