Joanne Liu

Born in Quebec City to a Chinese immigrant family, Joanne Liu decided to become a pediatrician at an early age. She became the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (aka Doctors without Borders) in 2013.

Carol Greider

As a graduate student Dr. Carol Greider was studying molecular biology at the University of California Santa Barbara in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn. In 2009, she and Blackburn shared the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Gertrude B. Elion

Gertrude Elion was a pharmacology researcher that changed the way drug research is undertaken and make it much more rigorous and less trial-and-error. Not only did she help develop numerous medications but she was award a Nobel Prize for her work.

Gerty Cori

Working side by side in an equal partnership for their entire careers Dr. Gerty Cori and her husband shared their work and the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Libusha Kelly

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Judith Vaitukaitis

Dr. Judith Vaitukaitis jokes that if her name had gone on the product created as a result of her research no one would be able to pronounce it. That product was the first home pregnancy test.

Helen Mintz-Hittner

November 17 is World Prematurity Day, and today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner, an opthomologist researching treatments for retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP.

Alexa Canady

Falling in love with medicine during a summer program for minority students at the University of Michigan that she attended after her junior year of college, Dr. Alexa Canady would become the first African-American neurosurgeon in the United States.

Tsai-Fan Yu

Tsai-Fan Yu was a doctor, college professor, the first woman to be appointed as a full professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was a leader in efforts to understand the condition known as gout.

M. Vera Peters

Watching her own mother pass away from breast cancer directed much of the career Dr. Vera Peters and helped her to develop new treatments using radiation therapies.

Amy Paller

Dr. Amy Paller holds board certifications in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and pediatrics. She is the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University and the director of the Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center.

Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez

Dr. Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez is an outspoken advocate for individuals with cerebral palsy and in 2015 opened 1CP Place, a practice dedicated to helping patients live their very best, healthiest lives both now and in the future.

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