A group of assistant professors, Natasha Halasa, Peggy Kendall, M. Kathleen Figaro, Ellen Lockhart, and Alyssa Hasty have established an initiative at Vanderbilt to prepare and train women faculty for successful careers in academic science. The target audience for this new program, called "Women on Track," is women faculty who are interested in pursuing a research career on the tenure track at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt's own data show that the majority of women on the tenure track are assistant professors; only a minority have achieved tenure. This group is hoping to increase the rate of promotion and the numbers of women on the tenure track by addressing gender-specific issues related to career development. View the Women On Track poster presented at the 2010 AAMC Meeting for more details about the group.