Sarah Lacher, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus, recently co-authored a publication entitled, "Framework for advancing equity in academic medicine and science: Perspectives from early career female faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic." The publication discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected early-career female faculty disproprotionately in a multitude of ways. Dr. Lacher and her co-authors are a part of a career development program sponsored by the Recruitment and Retention action group within the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA). 

Dr. Lacher currently serves as the Chair for the Biomedical Sciences Departmental DEI Committee and serves on the Medical School's DEI Committee as well. Dr. Lacher is a member of the Society of Toxicology, and is a Founding Executive Board Member of the newly established Special Interest Group, Out Toxicologists and Allies (OTA). She is also a member of Women in Toxicology (WIT), Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) and the Northland Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology.

Read the full publication here