American Medical Women’s Association

December 1, 2011 | Comments Off on American Medical Women’s Association

“The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization that has dedicated itself to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health.” The American Medical Women’s Association was founded in 1915 in Chicago, Il by Dr. Bertha VanHoosen. This was during a time when there was a very small number of  female physicians in the medical […]

Stanley Cohen – Nobel Prize Autobiography

November 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Stanley Cohen – Nobel Prize Autobiography

Stanley Cohen wrote this autobiography for the official Nobel Prize website. Visit http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1986/cohen-autobio.html for more information I was born in Brooklyn in 1922. Both my mother and father were Russian Jewish emigrants who came to America in the early 1900’s. My father was a tailor and my mother, a housewife. Though of limited education themselves, they instilled […]

Stanley Cohen

November 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Stanley Cohen

When we first received this assignment, I immediately began to think about which male scientist I should pick to compare with Rita Levi-Montalcini. It took me a little while to finally realize that who better to compare her with than the man that she worked with to win the Nobel Prize. Stanley Cohen worked along […]

Rita Levi-Montalcini: Woman of the Ages

October 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Rita Levi-Montalcini: Woman of the Ages

Rita Levi-Montalcini has been recognized for many things in her life. In 1963, she was the first female scientist to be awarded the Max Weinstein Award, given for her contributions to neurological research. She has also been the recipient of the International Feltrinelli Medical Award of the Accademia Nazionale die Lincei, Rome (1969), the William Thomson Wakeman […]

Fun Facts

September 14, 2011 | Comments Off on Fun Facts

Rita’s Schedule for the present: Wake up at 5AM Eat one meal a day – lunch Go to bed at 11PM During the time that she’s not eating of sleeping, Rita goes to her laboratory to check up on her all female team working on her Nobel Prize winning work. Rita Levi-Montalcini has a foundation […]

Nobel Prize Autobiography

September 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Autobiography

Rita Levi-Montalcini wrote this autobiography for the official Nobel Prize website. Visit http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1986/levi-montalcini-autobio.html for more information and a live interview with Levi-Montalcini.  My twin sister Paola and I were born in Turin on April 22, 1909, the youngest of four children. Our parents were Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and gifted mathematician, and Adele Montalcini, a talented […]

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September 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

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