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Perspectives of Women in Science


The purpose of this Annual Lectureship is to expose students and faculty at Yale School of Medicine to the unique perspectives of prominent female physician-scientists. A seasoned female physician scientist will be invited annually to give a 1 hour lecture on her path to a successful career in science, discussing her scientific career with the context of personal and professional opportunities and challenges that shaped her path to becoming a physician-scientist. The speaker will be chosen by the MSTP student body.

This lecture series is sponsored by the Dean’s Office and the MD-PhD Program.


Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
“Eliminating the Gender Leadership Gap in Academic Medicine”


Joan Steitz, PhD
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and HHMI Investigator, Yale School of Medicine
"Metamorphosis: Perspectives on Science and Mentorship Along the Career Trajectory"


Nancy J. Brown, MD
Jean and David Wallace Dean of Medicine and CNH Long Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
"Mechanism, Mentorship and Physician-Scientist Development"


Christine Seidman, MD
Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics and HHMI Investigator, Harvard Medical School
"Relaxation Matters: Lessons from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"


Valentina Greco, PhD
Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, Professor of Cell Biology and of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine
“Capturing tissue function and dynamics by live imaging: the power of multiple lenses”


Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; C.N.H Long Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Management; and Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale
“Reflections on Two Decades as a Health Equity Researcher”

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