Lasting Legacies – Research that changes human health
For fifty years, women at the College of Medicine have made discoveries that have enhanced knowledge of human health.
Eyster has spent more than 50 years as a hematologist. Her research focuses on hemophilia, its complications and treatment. For many years, she studied the transmission and natural history of transfusion-acquired HIV and Hepatitis C infections.
Judith Weisz, MB, BChir
Weisz, who passed away on Oct. 27, 2020, left a research portfolio that ranges from birth control to estrogen metabolism’s link with breast cancer. Read a memorial article about the legacy of Weisz.
Mary K. Howett, PhD
Howett, in partnership with Dr. John Kreider, led a team of researchers that perfected a technique for propagating the human papillomavirus (HPV) – the primary cause of cervical cancer. Their work was funded by the Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Foundation and helped lead to vaccines against HPV. The first received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 2006.
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