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A 25-year Gender Trend Analysis of Authorship in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain

book_2 Source: AHSAM 2020 - Poster session Published on September 3, 2020
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Key messages

  • This study determined the gender trends in authorship of articles, and analyzed the trends in authorship of first and senior authors in the articles
  • In the past 25 years, the proportion of female authors has increased from 23.58% in 1994 to 46.17% in 2019
  • The impact of specialized mentoring programs and fellowships are unknown
Presenting Author
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Aakashi Shah, MD
Research Scholar
Miami Veterans Affair Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Dr. Aakashi Shah is a Research Scholar in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Miami, Florida. After graduating with a medical degree from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, she came to the United States and joined the Department of Geriatrics at the Miami Veterans' Affairs Hospital. She has several publications and ongoing research in the areas of frailty, memory disorders, and dementia. She has additional research interests in gender disparities in academia. She has done clinical observerships in the Headache Division at the University of Miami, Miller School Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Teshamae Monteith and at the Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Florida under Dr. Ranjan Duara. She has been accepted in the upcoming Neurology residency program at the Memorial Healthcare System, Florida

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Aakashi Shah, MBBS: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.