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National Library of Medicine webinar highlights lives, accomplishments of three female scientists

National Library of Medicine 2020 webinar, “Rise, Serve, Lead… And Publish: Including Women Physicians’ Writings in Rise, Serve, Lead: America’s Women Physicians,” will be livestreamed by the NIH from 2 to 3 p.m. March 26, 2020. The webinar will also be archived for later viewing.

The National Library of Medicine banner exhibition and companion online adaptation Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians celebrates the impact that remarkable women made on medical care, education and research. In the 170 years since Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn an MD degree from an American medical school, women have risen to the highest ranks of the profession, served as leaders in their communities, and led their peers.

In this talk, the curator of Rise, Serve, Lead, Dr. Ashley Bowen, will discuss the lives and accomplishments of three very different women featured in the exhibition – Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías and Dr. Frances Conley – and then discuss how the collections of the NLM shaped the exhibition. Each of these remarkable physicians contributed to the medical literature during her lifetime, and many are represented in the NLM collections, as well as in PubMed Central, the NLM’s free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

In her talk, Dr. Bowen will reflect on how connecting each woman’s biography to her published work shaped her thinking about the featured doctors and their impact on the field.

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