School of Medicine Faculty Contribute to AAMC Special Report

July 29, 2022 by jta6n@virginia.edu

AAMC sexual harassment report coverSchool of Medicine faculty Margaret L. Plews-Ogan, MD, Susan M. Pollart, MD, Anneke T. Schroen, MD, MPH, Gregory Townsend, MD and UVA Human Resources consultant Carol Caesar contributed to the AAMC special report Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine. This first-of-its-kind analysis of the prevalence and experiences of sexual harassment among U.S. medical school faculty found that 22% of all faculty and 34% of women faculty experienced sexual harassment. The data presented in this report suggest that to drive and support retention, performance, and organizational excellence, medical schools must address sexual harassment and prevent it before it happens. To that end, the report also shares innovative practices to prevent harassment that other institutions can readily adopt. The UVA contributions are on pages 50, 54, 55, 59, and 81 of the report published in July 2022.

Filed Under: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Faculty