We are in the process of producing a series of videos that highlight a selection of women whose contributions have had an impact on our community at Yale and beyond.
Beatrix McCleary Hamburg, M.D., was the first African American women to attend Yale School of Medicine. After graduation in 1948 and training in child psychiatry, her research and clinical practice focused on behavioral and developmental issues among adolescents, especially minority children.
This video was produced as part of the YSM Bicentennial in 2010.
Yale researcher Dorothy Horstmann made seminal discoveries about the course of polio that supported the ultimate development of a vaccine. Her former mentee, George Miller reflects on Horstmann's science and life. The late deputy dean Carolyn Slayman talks about Horstmann's groundbreaking role as a woman in medicine. This video was produced as part of the YSM Bicentennial in 2010.
Scientists and community members speak about a variety of topics including: 1) the dramatic need for scientific information on women's health and on gender-specific factors determining health and disease; 2) the scientific tradition of excluding women as participants in many clinical trials, and the continuing practice of "pooling" subject data rather than analyzing health outcomes by gender that have each contributed to this "knowledge gap,"; 3) the progress being made in reversing these historical trends, and; 4) new scientific information being uncovered in women's health and gender-specific medicine. This video was produced in 2009.