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Women Scientists in Action

Women Scientists in Action

The scientists profiled here have found different areas to focus their talents. Learn the paths each took to reach her current position.

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Women Scientists From NIH Elected to the National Academies

Diana Bianchi

Linda Diana Bianchi
NAM, 2013
Diana Bianchi, an accomplished prenatal geneticist, is the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Matilda White Riley

Matilda White Riley
NAS, 1994
Sociologist Matilda White Riley joined the NIA in 1979 and was recognized for developing a multidisciplinary plan for aging research that integrated societal structures and biological sciences.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

Nora Volkow
NAM, 2000
Nora Volkow, director of NIDA, has demonstrated that addiction is a disease of the brain and pioneered the use of imaging to show the effects of drugs on the brain.

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Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D.

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Marianne Bronner, Ph.D.

Marianne Bronner, Ph.D.
Developmental Biologist
California Institute of Technology

Linda B. Buck, Ph.D.

Linda B. Buck, Ph.D.
Investigator
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Tara Chaplin, Ph.D.

Tara Chaplin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
George Mason University

Barbara Corkey, M.D.

Barbara Corkey, M.D.
Zoltan Kohn Professor in Medicine
Boston University

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patricia Grady, Ph.D.

Patricia Grady, Ph.D.
Director National Institute of Nursing Research

Bernadine Healy, M.D.
Bernadine Healy, M.D.
Former Director
National Institutes of Health

Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D.
Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D.
Chief, Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section
National Institute on Drug Addiction

Regina Smith James, M.D.
Regina Smith James, M.D.
Director of Clinical and Health Services Research
National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities

Ruth Kirschstein, Ph.D.
Ruth Kirschstein, Ph.D.
Former Acting Director
National Institutes of Health

Ana María López, M.D., M.P.H., FACP
Ana María López, M.D., M.P.H., FACP
Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion
University of Utah Health Sciences

Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Chemistry and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Karen E. Nelson, Ph.D.
Karen E. Nelson, Ph.D.
President of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and the head of the microbiome program at Human Longevity, Inc.

Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
The University of Missouri School of Medicine

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.
Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.
Former Director
NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

Carla M. Pugh, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Carla M. Pugh, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
M.D. Professor of Surgical Education
University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health

Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Eye Institute, NIH

Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
Martha Somerman, D.D.S.,Ph.D.
Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Amparo Villablanca, M.D.

JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
University of California in San Diego


Amparo Villablanca, M.D.
Amparo Villablanca, M.D.
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
University of California, Davis

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Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D.
Former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer
Cytonome/ST, LLC


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Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.
Former Director, Professional Development Office
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Dr. Nora Volkow

Wei Yang, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases



This page last updated: September 12, 2017

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