Marguerite Perey

Marguerite Perey discovered the element Francium and was the first woman elected to the French Academy of Sciences.

Pamela Rasmussen

Dr. Pamela Rasmussen is an ornithologist currently tied for the third-highest total of new bird discoveries in the world.

Mina Bissell

Educated as a chemist and a bacterial geneticist Dr. Mina Bissell has been tackling the biology of cancer from a new perspective and making strides in our knowledge of not only how the disease develops but how it might be treated.

Kathyrn Sullivan

The first American woman to walk in space, Kathryn Sullivan is now the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

Carolyn Bertozzi

Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is credited with developing the field of biorthogonal chemistry.

Mary Engle Pennington

Near the end of her career Dr. Mary Engle Pennington founded the Household Refrigeration Bureau in 1923 to educate consumers in safe practices in domestic refrigeration which she had earlier shown as an integral part of food safety.

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.

Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch

Dr. Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch is considered the founder of mammalian developmental genetics and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science.

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.

Jane Wright

When she was appointed associate dean and head of the Cancer Chemotherapy Department at New York Medical College in 1967, Dr. Jane Wright was the highest ranking African-American woman in a U.S. medical institution.

Virginia Apgar

Dr. Virginia Apgar studied medicine at Columbia, became a professor there focused on anesthesiology, and also created the Apgar Score for newborns.

Ann Dickson

Ann Dickson wanted to become an astronaut, and she passed all of the tests but was kept from space because of her gender. So she became an aerospace engineer.

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