As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women at Yale School of Medicine, we reflect upon the contributions that these women have made to the School of Medicine and to the world. Women were first admitted to YSM in 1916. Today, about half of our medical students are women, and women are among our most accomplished faculty members.
We are commemorating this milestone in a variety of ways, including a symposium, an exhibition, and videos. A book detailing the lives and challenges women have faced at YSM is also being considered. We encourage you to explore this website, share your stories, and participate in the events surrounding the centennial celebration.
We also encourage you to use this moment to reflect on both the issues that are important to women and the accomplishments of women at the School of Medicine.
Finola Kane-Grade, Postgraduate Associate, and Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic; Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Program observe in the eye-tracking room.
Shirley McCarthy, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology
Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, speaks with Andrew Ulrich, Vice Chair, ED, Thomas Saxa, Patient Services Manager, in a busy emergency room, while Arjun Venkatesh, Director of Performance Improvement, answers the phone.
Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA, Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Laura Ment, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology); Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid; Director, START Program, and Caitlin Thursland, RN, with baby Hannah.
Jean Bolognia, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, reviews "Dermatology: 4th Edition" written by Jean Bolognia, Joseph Jorizzo, MD, and Ronald Rapini, MD.
Joan A Steitz, PhD Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, reviews data with Paulina Pawlica, postdoctoral fellow.
Nancy Rockmore Angoff, MD, MPH, Med, Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Associate Dean for Student Affairs consults in her office with 1st year medical student Lina Vadlamani.
Flora Vaccarino, M.D. (right), Harris Professor in the Child Study Center; Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, examines human brain tissue together with Yuko Kataoka, MD, PhD.