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 […]