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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019321

Women in Cardiology Twitter Network: An Analysis of a Global Professional Virtual Community From 2016 to 2019

02 Mar 2021-Journal of the American Heart Association (J Am Heart Assoc)-Vol. 10, Iss: 5, pp 1-12
Abstract: Background Social media is an effective channel for the advancement of women physicians; however, its use by women in cardiology has not been systematically studied. Our study seeks to characterize...

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Topics: Social media (52%), Virtual community (50%)
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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.CJCO.2021.07.015
Garima Sharma1, Sandra J. Lewis, Toniya Singh, Laxmi S. Mehta2  +6 moreInstitutions (8)
02 Aug 2021-
Abstract: Women in Cardiology (WIC) sections have emerged as an important leadership, career development and advocacy forums for female cardiologists. Over the last three decades, their strength has grown from small groups to large sections within volunteer science organizations. In addition to providing a sense of community and promulgating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, the WIC sections have contributed to improving the workplace culture and dynamics by generating evidence-based and actionable data, fostering leadership and scientific enrichment of women, developing task forces and health policy documents targeted towards reduction of burnout and bias in medicine and provided a platform to voice the unique challenges and opportunities of female cardiologists. The future holds great promise as the WIC sections continue to play a pivotal role by being intentional, transparent, iterative, and sustainable and working with important stakeholders including men to share data, best practices, and strategies to create and maintain the culture and achieve its core principles.

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Topics: Career development (51%), Sense of community (51%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/EURHEARTJ/EHAB558
Topics: MEDLINE (53%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.CJCO.2021.08.009
Nooshin Beygui1, Disha Bahl2, Christina Mansour3, Erin D. Michos4  +5 moreInstitutions (7)
13 Sep 2021-
Abstract: Though the number of women in medicine continues to rise, the discrimination against women and the gender inequity in both leadership roles and salary remains persistent. The gender divide is particularly prominent in male-dominated specialties, such as cardiology. Social media helps to foster global connections and disseminate information quickly and worldwide. The rise of social media has influenced how female physicians communicate and has particularly shown its benefits within the field of cardiology. Virtual platforms are important avenues where female physicians have united for greater representation of gender issues and advocacy efforts. Social media serves to further amplify gender equality activism by facilitating the conversations surrounding gender equity and proposing solutions to self-identified issues by the virtual community of female physicians and their allies. In this review, we discuss the role of social media as a tool for advancing WIC and foster gender equality and diversity.

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Topics: Social media (55%), Diversity (politics) (53%), Virtual community (51%)

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JACCAO.2021.08.003
01 Sep 2021-
Abstract: Author(s): Jackson, Samuel B; Tanoue, Michael; Shahandeh, Negeen; Lopez-Mattei, Juan; Brown, Sherry-Ann; Han, Janet K; Yang, Eric H

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/S11936-021-00948-9
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of education for all specialties, including cardiac electrophysiology. This review will provide an overview of the COVID-19 spurred digital transformation of electrophysiology education for practicing clinicians and trainees in electrophysiology and cover the use of social media in these educational efforts. Major international, national, and local meetings and electrophysiology fellowship–specific educational sessions have transitioned rapidly to virtual and distanced learning, enhanced by social media. This has allowed for participation in educational activities by electrophysiologists on a wider, more global scale. Social media has also allowed rapid dissemination of new advances, techniques, and research findings in real time and to a global audience, but caution must be exercised as pitfalls also exist. The digital and social media transformation of cardiac electrophysiology education has arrived and revolutionized the way education is delivered and consumed. Continued hybrid in-person and virtual modalities will provide electrophysiologists the flexibility to choose the best option to suit their individual needs and preferences for continuing education.

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Topics: Social media (52%), Digital transformation (50%)
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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15252019.2010.10722168
Mariea Grubbs Hoy1, George R. Milne2Institutions (2)
Abstract: This study examines gender differences in young adults’ privacy beliefs, their reactions to behavioral advertising, personal information-sharing behaviors, and privacy protection behaviors on social networks. This investigation uses a large-scale survey of college students based on a social networked sampling technique facilitated through a Facebook group. Results reveal several gender differences in these areas. Third-party data usage beyond the original purpose and behavioral advertising techniques are of concern to both genders but more to women. In addition, women engage in noticeably more proactive privacy protection behavior compared with a decade ago. The authors conclude with a discussion of implications for behavioral advertising.

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Topics: Behavioral targeting (63%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(98)00319-2
Abstract: Objectives. This survey was conducted to learn how the career decisions of women and men in cardiology influenced their professional and personal lives. Background. Women represent only 5% of practicing adult cardiologists and 10% of trainees. Yet, women and men now enter medical school at nearly equal numbers. The factors that contribute to career satisfaction in cardiology should be identified to permit the development of future strategies to ensure that the best possible candidates are attracted to the profession. Methods. A questionnaire developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Cardiology of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) was mailed in March 1996 to all 964 female ACC members and an age-matched sample of 1,199 male members who had completed cardiovascular training. Results. Women were more likely to describe their primary or secondary role as a clinical/noninvasive than invasive cardiologist (p Conclusions. Women cardiologists report overall lower satisfaction with work and advancement, particularly within academic practice. They report more discrimination, more concerns about radiation and more limitations due to family responsibilities, which may ultimately explain the low percentage of women in cardiology. Attention to these issues may result in programs to improve professional satisfaction and attract the best candidates into cardiology in the future.

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JACC.2018.12.044
Purvi Parwani1, Andrew D. Choi2, Juan Lopez-Mattei3, Samreen Raza4  +6 moreInstitutions (10)
Abstract: Cardiology professionals have used social media platforms such as Twitter to gain exposure to new research, network with experts, share opinions, and engage in scientific debates. The power of social media to communicate openly, with wide-reaching access worldwide, and at a rate faster than ever before makes it a formidable force and voice. However, evolving individual and institutional use has resulted in uncertainty for all parties on how to optimally advance this newer digital frontier. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to: 1) introduce the basics of social media usage (with the focus on Twitter); 2) provide perspective on best social media practices in academic and clinical cardiovascular medicine; and 3) present a vision for social media and the future of cardiovascular medicine.

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Topics: Social media (63%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JACC.2016.11.027
Abstract: The American College of Cardiology third decennial Professional Life Survey was completed by 2,313 cardiologists: 964 women (42%) and 1,349 men (58%). Compared with 10 and 20 years ago, current results reflect a substantially lower response rate (21% vs. 31% and 49%, respectively) and an aging workforce that is less likely to be in private practice. Women continue to be more likely to practice in academic centers, be pediatric cardiologists, and have a noninvasive subspecialty. Men were more likely to indicate that family responsibilities negatively influenced their careers than previously, whereas women remained less likely to marry or have children. Men and women reported similar, high levels of career satisfaction, with women reporting higher satisfaction currently. However, two-thirds of women continue to experience discrimination, nearly 3 times the rate in men. Personal life choices continue to differ substantially for men and women in cardiology, although differences have diminished.

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Topics: Private practice (53%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1089/JWH.2012.3529
Abstract: Background: Although women comprise an increasing proportion of US medical school faculty, they are underrepresented at higher ranks. Lack of effective mentoring may contribute to this disparity. We examined the role of academic rank, research focus, parenting, and part-time work on mentoring importance, needs, and gaps. Methods: In 2009, women faculty members of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine were invited by e-mail to participate in a 28-item structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and adjusted logistic regressions were used to identify relevant themes. Results: Of the 1179 women faculty who responded, 54% had a mentor, and 72% without a mentor desired mentoring. The most important mentor characteristic identified was availability. Respondents endorsed most mentoring areas as important (range 51%–99%); 52% of respondents identified mentoring gaps (area important and unmet) in developing and achieving career goals and negotiation skills. Interest in mentorsh...

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