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2013-12-10 10:18:04

Gender discrepancies have persisted for more than a decade in infectious disease research Women scientists specializing in infectious disease research have fewer studies funded than men, and receive less funding across most topic areas in the specialty than their male peers, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. These gender discrepancies have remained broadly unchanged for more than a decade, the findings show. Attempts should be made to explore the reasons behind...

2013-07-18 23:26:34

Without a doubt, “X” does make a difference. The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) held its 4th annual "What a Difference an X Makes: The State of Women’s Health Research" scientific conference at the Pew Charitable Trust Conference Center, Washington DC, July 18th -19th; to increase awareness and urgency about the importance of sex differences in chronic disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and to ultimately transform disease research to accelerate...

2013-07-17 23:17:54

Final rules on Federal contractors’ obligations regarding, covered veterans (VEVRAA/JVA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503) are anticipated to be published this month. San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest semiannual regulatory agenda published on July 3, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) states that it plans to publish its highly anticipated final rules on Federal contractors’ obligations...

2013-07-01 19:09:55

Scientists show that attributing every forgetful moment to getting older can actually worsen memory problems -- and reveal a surprising twist that can improve performance Of the many negative stereotypes that exist about older adults, the most common is that they are forgetful, senile and prone to so-called "senior moments." In fact, while cognitive processes do decline with age, simply reminding older adults about ageist ideas actually exacerbates their memory problems, reveals important...

2013-06-11 23:00:13

Berkshire expert to present on the unique diversity and AA obligations of federal contractors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 On June 17, 2013, Nicole Butts, SPHR, a leading compliance expert at Berkshire Associates Inc.–a human resources consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building the ideal, balanced workforce–will give attendees a clear understanding of the relationship between diversity and affirmative action (AA), and the obligations to which...

2013-05-29 23:00:13

Berkshire compliance expert to examine census updates at Chicago ILG event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 On June 7, 2013, Cindy Karrow, SPHR, a leading compliance expert at Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building their ideal, balanced workforce, will examine what HR professionals can expect when it comes to the new census data and affirmative action planning in her Chicago ILG event presentation: “New Census Data and...

2013-05-07 23:33:26

Berkshire expert to examine census updates at 39th Annual AAAA Conference. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 On May 8, 2013, Sybil Randolph, PHR, a leading compliance and diversity expert at Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building their ideal, balanced workforce, will examine what compliance professionals can expect when it comes to the new census data and affirmative action planning in her 2013 American Association for...

2013-05-06 23:17:08

Principal Business Consultant Julia Mendez to present at the AAAA National Conference and EEOC New Orleans Seminar. Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Peoplefluent®, a leading social human capital management technology company, announced that Julia Mendez, principal business consultant, Peoplefluent Workforce Compliance and Diversity, will present on diversity and affirmative action at the American Association for Affirmative Action 39th National Conference and Annual Meeting, held May...

2013-03-25 23:02:09

Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR Explains How New Census Data Impacts Goals Columbia, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Recently, in an online interview conducted by Bloomberg BNA´s Labor and Employment Blog, Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, President of Berkshire Associates, discusses how updated data on the U.S. workforce issued by the Census Bureau will affect federal contractors establishing placement goals for women and minorities. In the interview, Ronnenburg also explains key information contractors need to...

2012-06-04 10:21:45

BOSTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 10 ( )from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., thousands from all walks of life will gather in Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway for a the Second Annual Metro Boston Race Amity Celebration. A "Festival of the Human Family," this fun, family celebration will unite Boston's diverse community and serve as a modern day celebration of our country's motto, E Pluribus Unum, meaning, "Out of Many, One." (Photo:...