Picture a Scientist

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR


Lee Lee Doyle

University of Arkansas for Medical Science, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology


Nisha Viswanathan

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, MD Internal Medicine

moderated by

Anna Beth Gorman

Executive Director of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Picture a Scientist— [ONLINE] Ramifications of the medical gender gap

In this online event, doctors Lee Lee Gorman and Nisha Viswanathan discuss the ramifications of having fewer women in scientific—specifically medical—fields. Is the quality of patient care lower when women are not at the table?

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR

Film Synopsis

Through their personal stories and thoroughly researched data, three scientists discuss the deeply entrenched problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality against women that are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.