Women In Hypertension
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Welcome to The Women in Hypertension Research Network
Welcome to The Women in Hypertension Research Network The Network has been established by the ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee (WiHRC) to encourage, support and inspire women in science and medicine in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases. It aims to allow new avenues for communication, collaboration and education.
ISH is committed to encouraging, supporting and inspiring women in science and medicine in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.
- Our focus is to promote women scientists and clinicians so that they can fulfil their career aspirations in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.
- We will provide a platform for networking and mentoring to enable women hypertension researchers to maximise career opportunities. In particular we will reach out to those who do not have formal mentoring support.
- We will recognise and promote the successes of women in the hypertension community.
- We aim to involve all ISH members in promoting equal opportunities for women in science and medicine based on merit.
Ulrike (Muscha) Steckelings
Lizzy M Brewster
Eun Joo Cho
Karla Bianca Neves
Anne Monique Nuyt
Ching Siew Mooi
We will inform you about recent and upcoming events supported by the Women in Hypertension Research Committee, about opportunities for grants, jobs and awards, and about interesting science and reads. You will also get to know women working in hypertension research from around the globe through our spotlight features and the “Lived experience” articles. Find out more
WiHRC Mentoring Meetings Report
The ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee (WiHRC) held successful 30-minute online mentoring meetings between young (mentee) and senior (mentor) scientists between 11 and 22 October 2021 to stimulate scientific networking and provide a space to facilitate discussion not limited to science, where mentees would have an opportunity to talk freely about any concern/topic they wanted to address.
In this first WiHRC mentoring event, we were very fortunate to have 10 exceptional mentors participating in this initiative, and 16 mentees were enrolled and paired with one or two mentors for the meetings, according to their interests.
The feedback from the meetings was very positive, with reports of very open and productive discussions for example about work-family-balance, research during the pandemic and career planning. We also received feedback highlighting that the one-to-one mentoring meetings format was a very good opportunity to communicate with mentors from all over the world and establish a relationship with them.
We hope to offer new sessions again soon, and hopefully gather more people to join us in this wonderful initiative.
Grants and Positions available
Information to follow
Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Need to raise awareness of significant adverse cardiometabolic changes accompanying midlife and menopause transition as a multidimensional transition during midlife and the link between CVD risk and multiple menopause-related characteristics.
Challenges facing Women in Academic Research
Troy Vettese outlines the many hurdles to academic advancement facing women.
Despite increased recognition of the problem, women still face a variety of hurdles to academic advancement. This is an excellent article by Troy Vettese that discusses the many challenges in depth.
Opinion: How to tackle the childcare–conference conundrum
View an article by Rebecca M. Calisi and a Working Group of Mothers in Science