UCSF OHNS's Jennifer Grandis Featured in Video Series on Women Mentors

Jennifer Grandis, MD, a professor at Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS), was recently featured in the Charting the Course: Interviews with Women Mentors video series by the AIM-HI Accelerator Fund.

In the interview, Dr. Grandis talks about her journey in medicine and shares advice for young women leaders. She also discusses gender bias and the experiences of women in medicine — not only based on observing many students over the years, but also learned from her daughter, who is a fourth-year medical student.

"What's been important to me is that they do not go through the hard times that I went through," she says, "They also will have their stumbles — they will be discriminated against, they will be harassed — but they will be able to recognize it as a reflection of the person who's doing it, and not as an assessment of who they are."

On top of her work in OHNS, Dr. Grandis has conducted research on gender equity in medicine, authored an article in Stat News about ongoing gender bias in academic medicine and is working on a forthcoming book on the subject.

Dr. Grandis shares her perspective on improving gender bias in the workplace, including ways to address instances of discrimination — some of which she learned through her research on and interviews with female leaders in academic medicine. She also emphasizes the importance of institutional regulations to promote and enforce gender equity.

Watch the full interview with Dr. Grandis on YouTube.

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