A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Tina Hernandez-Boussard was promoted to associate professor of biomedical informatics, biomedical data science, and surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her expertise is in the field of computational biology, with a concentration on accountability measures, population health, and health policy.

Dr. Hernandez-Boussard is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she double-majored in biology and psychology. She holds a master of public health degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in health services research from Stanford University. Dr. Hernandez-Boussard earned a Ph.D. in computational biology from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, France.

Kristina Douglass, an assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Pennsylvania State University, was appointed as a Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute at the university. The professorship recognizes faculty in the early stage of their career for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and service that integrate ethics in innovative ways. The appointment includes support for recipients’ research and teaching programs.

Dr. Douglass is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University.

Diana Tamir was promoted to associate professor of psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2015.

Dr. Tamir is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in cognitive neuroscience. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University.

Yuri “Lily” Funahashi was promoted to associate professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. A concert pianist, Dr. Funahashi was born in Japan and moved to the U.S. at a young age.

Dr. Funahashi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in music from the University of Southern California and a doctorate of musical arts from the Juilliard School in New York City.

Sarah Runcie is a new assistant professor of history at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was an assistant professor in the department of history, geography, and philosophy at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Dr. Runcie holds a bachelor’s degree in international history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She earned master’s degrees in history and health education and a Ph.D. in African history from Columbia University in New York City.

Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, associate professor and associate chair of surgery for cancer services at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been named the permanent director of the Cancer Institute at the university. She has served in the position on an interim basis since January.

Dr. Hazard-Jenkins completed her medical education and internship and residency training in general surgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and a fellowship in breast diseases at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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