Looking for a new podcast to listen to? Check out The Lost Women of Science Initiative and their new podcast series, The Lost Women of Science, which shines the spotlight on the “forgotten but heroic women of science,” who have shifted the way we perceive and live in this world. Created by Amy Scharf, ’16SPS, Bioethics, each episode will focus on a different female scientist to help inspire today’s young women working in STEM.
The first episode features Dr. Dorothy Andersen, an American physician, pediatrician, and pathologist, who was the first to isolate and name the disease cystic fibrosis. Before her discovery, cystic fibrosis was historically misdiagnosed and under-treated. Dr. Andersen subsequently developed a diagnosis and therapeutic treatments to help improve and extend the lives of many children affected by the disease.
“The Lost Women of Science Initiativeis a nonprofit educational organization with the overarching goal of inspiring girls and young women—especially those from communities chronically underrepresented in the STEM professions—to embark on careers in STEM.”