The American Medical Women’s Association has created this fund honoring Dr. Brodsky’s memory by endorsing her passions for gender equity, medical student success, clinical research and the advancement of women physicians. Funds will be used to support the Brodsky Memorial Scholarship and related initiatives promoting gender equity in medicine including but not limited to medical [...]
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Rosh Hashannah is literally the head of the year, or the Jewish new year. It is “early” this year. The summer has barely ended and we are getting ready to spend many hours praying, celebrating, eating and turning inwards to assess our relationship as individual humans with our creator.
Many layers are peeled back so that [...]
Role modeling is one of the cornerstones of good parenting. For mothers, like some of you and me, our values are reflected not only in our behavior but also in our appearance. These values are communicated every day and in every way to our children.
Sound overwhelming? Well, it certainly is. The responsibility and worry [...]
“How did you do it all?” That is the most common question I am asked. And I give the usual answers of being efficient, needing less sleep than most, and having lots of help.
But truly, there is more to it than that.
When I was given a most unusual assignment as a visiting professor to talk [...]
August, 2008. All I wanted to do was write a book about my adventures in gender discrimination. That’s how it all started 5 years ago.
“First, create an audience. Write a blog,” was the advice I received and took from my public relations/image creators. At first it was scary and hard. Then as time went on [...]
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, August 4, 2013
Two a.m. phone calls on vacation are never good news. And so last Sunday morning began. It was not unexpected given the events of the last few weeks. After another emergency trip to Florida, I saw my Dad after a heart attack and with my siblings helped him make [...]
Take your pick of medium: TV, radio, podcasts, internet, face book, twitter, newsprint, blogs, email, etc. No escape for anyone from the Zimmerman-Martin case. And just articulating that sentiment bought upon me the label of “racist.”
How did this come about? After 12 long hours in the OR, in a rare moment of insanity, I sat [...]
“The Emperor Has No Clothes!” the child cried while all others marveled at the finery the Emperor was supposed to be wearing. No one wanted to speak the truth and face the consequences of conflict with the powerful man. This child’s fairy tale continues to haunt us everyday in so many aspects of our life. [...]
Abortion is not a topic that is easily discussed on a 500 word blog post. The legal, moral, ethical and practical issues are far-reaching and complex. Thus, I have avoided it for these nearly 5 years I have been posting on The Brodsky Blog.
But this week, when the North Carolina legislature upheld a ban on [...]
No one was more excited than I was when governor Andrew Cuomo came out with the Women’s Equality Act. #2 on the list is “equal pay.” Is he serious? Maybe and maybe not.
Let’s look at the contract negotiations presently occurring with the Union of University Professionals (UUP)–the union which represents the faculty at our state [...]