When peering at the spindly fiber of a nerve cell under a microscope, it’s easy to wonder what invisible cues might guide such a long protrusion as it grows toward its destination. To identify and isolate such a substance for the first time, however, required bravery and keen insight. This was the quest of the […]
On June 6, a range of science writers attended the Science Writers’ Boot Camp hosted by Johns Hopkins at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event focused on scientific research discoveries at Johns Hopkins centered around the theme of female health. Researchers discussed scientific advancements such as how COVID-19 affects women’s menstrual cycles, […]
Women have been practicing medicine since its inception. Metrodora, an ancient Greek physician, wrote one of the oldest medical textbooks, and she pioneered surgical treatments for breast and uterine cancers. It is dismaying to realize that, centuries later, women still face discrimination in the medical profession. For example, in a recent study examining the effect […]
Women in STEM are at a disadvantage at every stage of the academic pipeline and in almost every facet of their careers. Graduate student Veronica Busa reflects on how these statistics motivate her to focus her efforts.
Lisa Learman, a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine, is among the winners of The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation 2020 essay contest. Read her award-winning essay about scientist Barbara McClintock, whose approach to science inspired Learman to “embrace complexity and diverse perspectives in science to arrive at a more complete truth.”
In a time when women everywhere are fighting for equal pay, equal opportunities and an end to sexual harassment, it is important to celebrate women who have nevertheless persisted and succeeded in their chosen field. The school of medicine’s Office of Women in Science and Medicine (OWISM) aims to do this, and has given women […]