Building momentum for women in science

I recently attended an event at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine “Celebrating 200+ Women Professors”.  The celebration of these women and their careers inspired me, especially as a “young” woman and an assistant professor.  It was also humbling to hear about their successes in spite of the many challenges they faced solely due to their sex.  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine was founded in part by a woman, the philanthropist Mary Elizabeth Garrett, who contributed to the endowment to establish the school with the unprecedented condition that women be admitted on the same terms as men. I cannot imagine what it would have been like at the beginning of the 20th century for Florence Sabin, the first woman faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She was truly an…


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