Lasting Legacies – Women in leadership
Women in research have taken on leadership roles since Penn State College of Medicine’s early years.
In 1973, Eyster became the first female division chief.
Judith Bond, PhD
Bond was the College of Medicine’s first female department chair.
Kathleen Eggli, MD
Eggli served as chair of the Department of Radiology.
Dani Zander, MD
Zander led the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as chair.
Parent serves as vice dean for research and graduate studies and Wolpaw serves as vice dean for educational affairs. Seven of the 26 departments at the College of Medicine are currently led by women including:
- April Armstrong, MD – Interim Chair, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
- Melissa George, DO – Interim Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Lori Grafton, MD – Interim Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Patricia “Sue” Grigson, PhD – Chair, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
- Bernice Hausman, PhD – Chair, Department of Humanities
- Susan Promes, MD, MBA – Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Erika Saunders, MD – Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
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