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Mary Guinan, MD, PhD: Adventures of a Female Medical Detective

  Mary Guinan, M.D., Ph.D., became an important figure in history as an epidemiologist working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to eradicate small pox around the globe. As March is Women’s History Month, it’s especially appropriate to reflect on her accomplishments. Dr. Guinan was both a spectator and participant to events that […]

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On Being Human and a True Mover and Shaker

Colleagues yearn to be appreciated as individuals Ellen R. Gritz, PhD, is a pioneering behavioral psychologist who specializes in smoking cessation, the psycho-social effects of cancer and preventing behaviors that contribute to cancer. She grew up in a lower middle-class family in New York City. It was clear early on that she had the brains to […]

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The First Word in Becoming a Leader: Yes

‘Each time I have gone to a mission, I have come back thinking yes, it was worthwhile’ Carola Blitzman Eisenberg was always unconventional. She was born in Argentina to parents who were Jews and Socialists. By the time she was 11 years old, she stood nearly six feet tall. Other children mocked her because she […]

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Learning Our Worth from a Valued Mentor

‘He was somebody I trusted and I think I was right in doing so.’ Gene-Ann Polk, MD, didn’t go into medicine for the money. Still, she might have sold herself short if not for a mentor who encouraged her to negotiate a better salary. It was 1978 and Polk had just accepted the position of […]

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Paula Johnson, MD, MPH named 17th Annual Alma Dea Morani MD Renaissance Woman Awardee

Prestigious award honors history-making women in medicine and science Each year, an elite group dedicated to preserving the legacy of women in medicine honors a contemporary pioneer who embodies the spirit of Alma Dea Morani, M.D., the first woman admitted to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and an advocate for humanism in […]

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