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Shikha Jain is the associate director of oncology communication and digital innovation, and an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. @ShikhaJainMD
When the physician and medical researcher Julie Silver encouraged one of us (S.J.) to submit a proposal to speak at Harvard Medical School’s Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare meeting in 2019, she did not stop there. Silver, who works at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, also spent time identifying the type of audience members who were likely to attend, and reviewed S.J.’s slides to ensure the talk would have an impact. It went so well that S.J. was invited back the following year.