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In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

Gloria Johnson-Powell, one of the first women to hold a tenured faculty post at Harvard Medical School. She also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry’s first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University, Betsy Asserson at Montana State University, Katrina Briscoe at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Sara Judge at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Pilar Prather at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston. She will share the $1.2 million Shaw Prize for her work on Rett Syndrome.

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She was honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for being strong and resilient in a traditional male occupation.

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Newly appointed to dean positions are Anita Hufft at Texas Woman’s University, Jennifer M. Collins at Southern Methodist University, Marquetta Faulkner at Meharry Medical College, Miriam L. Wagner at North Carolina A&T State University, and Kelly Otter at Georgetown University.

Ethel Harris Named Scholar-in-Residence at the American Dental Education Association

Ethel Harris Named Scholar-in-Residence at the American Dental Education Association

The program will allow Dr. Harris of Meharry Medical College to spend three months in Washington conducting research on women’s oral health issues and exploring issues facing women in dental education.

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Ten Women With New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of women who have been named to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.