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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Contributed by Sylvia Parsons

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, part of the University of Texas system, has instituted a number of programs to support its women scientists. Besides expressing a commitment to nominating women faculty for prestigious internal and external awards and hosting women scientists and physicians to give scientific and women-in-science talks, the Women Faculty Program also highlights women faculty members on its website and hosts an annual reception to recognize promotion and tenure of women faculty at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The program’s mission statement states that it aims to “be the model for cancer centers in the effective recruitment, retention and advancement of a diverse faculty of women by creating an institutional culture where women physicians and scientists choose to be.” It supports the Women Leading the Way Lecture Series, which brings high profile women scientists and physicians to present institution-wide scientific and women-in-science lectures, and the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award which recognizes an individual, woman or man, who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in cancer medicine and science. In 2008, Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, edited by Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., was released. This elegant hard cover book features the inspirational stories of 26 accomplished women physicians and scientists.

Women Faculty Programs at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award

This page last updated: August 9, 2018

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