Total Career Success -- Dr. Elizabeth Travis, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center -- "Women in Health Care"

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Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, April 27. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Dr. Travis is Editor of Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists, a collection of essays by leading women faculty aimed at inspiring generations of women scientists to come.

Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, April 27. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Dr. Travis is Editor of Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists, a collection of essays by leading women faculty aimed at inspiring generations of women scientists to come.

Legends and Legacies is the cumulative story of women who overcame hardships, biases, and their own self-doubts to pursue their passion for research and helping others. These stories of passion, perseverance and success serve as an inspiration to young women considering a career in science or medicine as well as a road map for working women in terms of balancing work and family.

Show Co-host Sheryl Dawson shared, "Elizabeth Travis is a professor in radiation oncology and pulmonary medicine with a long and successful career in research. Her personal story is fascinating and challenges women to follow their dreams in medical research and health care. Dr. Travis conceived and edited this impressive book project as the first associate vice president for Women Faculty Programs at M. D. Anderson which has a long-standing interest in expanding opportunities for women faculty."

Co-host Ken Dawson added, "The consistent theme throughout the 27 success stories is how these women learned organizational and leadership skills needed to advance in key positions and perform in important assignments with national visibility. Central to each journey is the innate tenacity to succeed combined with the importance of caring mentors who had a profound impact on their career development. Men and women can learn from their challenges and set the standard for the next generation of careers in science, research and academic medicine."

To listen to the broadcast, please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com and enter Total Career Success. The show will air live at 11 a.m. - noon Central on April 27 and will then be available as an archive on the web site, or can be downloaded to MP3 players and cell phones.

About Dr. Elizabeth L. Travis, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D. is a professor in the departments of Experimental Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine and the first associate vice president for Women Faculty Programs at M. D. Anderson. Dr. Travis is Editor of Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists, a collection of essays by leading women faculty aimed at inspiring generations of women scientists to come. She conceived the Legends and Legacies book project to recognize the accomplishments of M. D. Anderson's women faculty while spotlighting advocacy efforts intended to improve opportunities for women already in the field, as well as inspire others to choose and then stay in the field.

Through its Women Faculty Programs, M. D. Anderson promotes workplace initiatives for women physicians and scientists, such as creating a better work-life environment; nominating women faculty for prizes and awards; increasing the number of women leaders; providing career development and mentoring programs; reviewing faculty salaries annually; hosting women physicians and scientists to give scientific and women-in-science talks; promoting institution-wide gender-balanced participation; and reviewing status of women faculty annually.

For more information, visit http://www.MDAnderson.org and http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/womenfaculty/.

About Total Career Success

Total Career Success is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, and syndicated on World Net Radio; the show aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and advancement considerations.

For more information, visit http://www.betterjobbetterlife.com/mediahome.shtml and http://www.dawsonconsultinggroup.com.

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