11 de febrero 2018. Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia. Proyección de la película "Figuras Ocultas". 11:00 h. Seminario IFIC. Edificio Institutos de Investigación, primera planta. Entrada por calle Catedrático José Beltrán, 2 (parada tranvía TVV). Poster de la actividad.
5 de marzo de 2018. 9:00 horas. II Jornada de la Mujer Investigadora ICMOL/IFIC. Salon de Actos del Edificio de Cabecera. Parque Científico UV. Con la participación de Santiago Noguera, subdirector del IFIC; Arantza Oyanguren, Oficina JIGD-IFIC; y Mariam Tórtola, premio de investigación L'Oréal-Unesco '
14 de marzo de 2018. 12:00 horas. Conferencia del Día de la Mujer IFIC/IATA. "Una Ventana al Universo Invisible", a cargo de Pilar Hernandez, catedratica Universitat de València-IFIC. Salon de Actos del Edificio de Cabecera. Parque Científico UV.
11 de junio de 2018. JIGD seminars and round table: Mental health in the research and academia community.
12:00h. "A mental health perspective in Spain: an unknown emerging problem". María Emilia Rodríguez Rodríguez (Psychiatrist in Mental Health, Requena Center, Spain)
Abstract: Stressful style of life is related with the increase of stress related psychopathologies in all populations. However, not all populations have the same risk: there exist stressful situations that can trigger mental disorder in vulnerable persons. If the stress is high enough and continued, it may provoke problems in people with no mental vulnerability too. One of this kind of situations is detected in a high emotional demand environment as the scientific one, where results are not often immediate or they are not the expected ones.
Scientists are sometimes poorly recognized in Spain. Both their working and salary conditions are often precarious. Scientists spend many hours in a lonely work environment in detriment of family and leisure time. The lack of social life causes more vulnerability to suffer mental diseases. In this talk we will learn about the situation of anxiety and other stress-related problems in the scientific and university population.
12:30h. "Mental Health in Academia: a Graduate Student Perspective". Andrea J. Welsh (Physics Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Abstract: Depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental illnesses are known to affect graduate students disproportionately, possibly due to issues of gender, lack of mentorship, poor work-life balance, and other factors. In this talk, I will discuss what mental health is, some factors that affect mental health, and offer possible suggestions about how to create a community that is overall more inclusive. Finally, pulling from my own experiences in the physics Ph.D. program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, I will discuss the difficulties that I, as well as other graduate students, face, the resources that I have used for support, and how I found a comfortable balance between my work and self-care.