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University of Pittsburgh Selected to Participate in The Women in High Places Mentoring Internship Program

PITTSBURGH, November 5, 2003 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has been chosen to participate in a high-level mentoring program through Women In High Places (WIHP), an invitation-only organization for women. Janice Dorman, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology, will head the Pitt initiative, which will take place in the area of diabetes epidemiology research.

This award program is designed to encourage women to outclass in health and science industries to bridge the gender gap in high-level science jobs by increasing the number of women in the field. According to research by Innovara Inc., a health care business and management development firm based in Amherst, Massachusetts, less than 5 percent of high-level positions in top teaching and research based companies in the U.S. are held by women and less than 9 percent in pharmaceutical companies. Other institutions selected to carry the program include the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Smith College, Hampshire College, the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota.

WIHP was started by Innovara, Inc., as an opportunity for women leaders in top health care corporations and education and research oriented hospitals and medical schools to network and learn best practices from one another. Internship award funds are raised and given to each selected institution by WIHP.

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