• Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FACS
    Title: "Creation and assessment of a virtual negotiation workshop for women physicians"
  • Vidhya Prakash, MD; Heeyoung Han, PhD; Susan Thompson Hingle, MD; and Wendi El-Amin, MD
    Title: “Research Initiative to Sponsor and Empower Women in Medicine and Science (RISE WIMS)"
  • Cara Cipriano, MD and Kate Gerull, MD
    Title: “Gendered differences in medical students’ sense of belonging in orthopedic surgery: A multi-institution study”
  • Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMIA; Sima S. Pendharkar, MD, MPH, FACP; and Angie Chen, MD, FACP, FASAM; Tammy Lin, MD, MPH, FACP; and Karen Wang, MD, MHS
    Title: “Women physicians in transition: Learning to navigate the pipeline from early to mid-career”
  • Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH; Roberta Gebhard, DO; Mary Rojek, PhD; Wendy Bernstein, MD, MBA; and Mollie Marr
    Title: "Fixing the Leaky Pipeline—Attrition of Women During Medical Training"
  • Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD and Maren Loe, MD/PhD student
    Title: "Investigating Gender Bias in Medical Student Evaluations"
  • Kimberly Templeton, MD and Anne Walling, MD
    Title: "Issues Faced by Senior Women Physicians"
  • Basmah Safdar, MD
    Title: “Does Stereotyping of a Physician by Gender and Race Affect Patient Satisfaction? Evidence from a Patient Analog Experiment”

Shobha W. Stack, MD, PhD and Jennifer Best, MD
Title: "Childbearing among physicians in training: A cross-sectional survey of trends and factors."

  • Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD
    Title:"Save a Life" (Examine the issue of physician suicide)
  • Lucy Spalluto, MD
    Title: "Female Faculty Development in Radiology: Designing and Implementing a Module Based Education Program"
  • Elizabeth H. Ellinas, MD
    Title: "Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions"
  • Sneha Harshad Shah, MD
    Title: "Gender Differences in Empathy and Burnout Amongst Emergency Medicine Residents"
  • Rashmi Kudesia, MD 
    Title: "Reproductive Knowledge, Barriers, and Outcomes Among Female U.S. Medical Students and Trainees"
  • Janet Lee, MD, FACS; Yolanda Haywood, MD; Hope Jackson; Aisha Davis, MD; and Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD 
    Title: "The Experience of Chief Residents Who Have Remained in and Who Have Left Academic Medicine"
  • Linda Brodsky, MD and Roberta Gebhard, DO 
    Title: "Work Habits of Women Physicians: Request for Planning Grant"
  • Natalie Anne Clark, MD
    Title: "Conceiving Conception: Fertility Perceptions among American Physicians"
  • Lora C. Denton, MD, FACP
    Title: "Flexible Work Options: Finding Feasible Solutions to Keep Women in the Workplace"
  • Lisa Kairis, MD 
    Title: "Gender Differences in Practice Patterns of Obstetricians/Gynecologists: A Critical Shortage of Female Obstetricians Who Perform Deliveries"
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS 
    Title: "Promotion and Retention of Diversity in Medical Education: Gender"
  • Elizabeth Breen, MD 
    Doctor Breen’s research investigated the impact of family on a female surgeon’s career
  • Heather Paladine, MD 
    Dr. Paladine investigated the key characteristics, benefits and challenges of women family physicians that practice in rural settings.

Rachel Levine, MD and Hilit Mechaber, MD 
Drs. Levine and Mechaber studied best practices for mentoring female medical students by analyzing data from a series of student and faculty focus groups.

Nicole J. Borges, PhD
Dr. Borges and her team of investigators surveyed a representative sample of all women physicians in academic medicine in order to gain perspective on how, when and why physicians choose an academic path.

  • Sue Yom, MD, PhD
    Dr. Yom examined why women faculty leave and the costs associated by the respective institutions due to this lack of retention.
  • Maurice Clifton, MD, MSEd 
    Dr. Clifton examined the two kinds of obstacles he believes prevent more women from practicing in rural areas.
  • Patricia Turner, MD
    Dr. Turner was interested in examining the impact questions and attitudes regarding childbearing have on a woman’s decision to pursue a career in surgery. She also investigated if a career choice of surgery has negative impacts on a woman’s likelihood to bear children.
  • Ethan Jewett, MA 
    Mr. Jewett hoped to identify the barriers currently keeping inactive physicians out of practice in order to develop useful solutions and models for physicians to reenter the workforce.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPHIL, was the first recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women.
Dr. Jagsi was the primary author of the article “The ‘Gender Gap’ in Academic Medical Literature—a 35-year perspective,” which found that while the proportion of women among both first and senior physician-authors of original research in the United States had increased, women still composed a minority of the authors of original research and guest editorials in the journals. Dr. Jagsi received Giambalvo funding to research the gender gap in the attainment of independent funding for research.

See the 2021 Giambalvo Fund recipients.

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