March is Women’s History Month and in honor of International Womenâ€™s Day on March 8, Mayo Clinic honors and recognizes women’s contributions in medicine and research.
Mayo Clinicâ€™s Center for Individualized Medicine is celebrating the inspirational women who are taking on incredible challenges and leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care.
International Womenâ€™s Day is dedicated to the social, economic, political, cultural and scientific achievements of women. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œChoose To Challengeâ€� â€” a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Read the rest of this article and meet eight (of many) trailblazing women in the Center for Individualized Medicine.
Four women â€˜making health equity research runâ€™ at Mayo Clinic
Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very important charge: Keep Mayo health equity research running full steam at all times.
The team, part of theÂ Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, supports dozens of research teams across Mayo Clinic. The team helps researchers write protocols and submit IRB applications, works side by side with community partners to coordinate food drives, organizes town halls to debunk vaccination myths, and much more.
Lately this work has intensified due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people in Black, Indigenous and people of color, often referred to as BIPOC, communities and due to recent social unrest.
We sat down with Albertie and her team â€” Adeline Abbenyi, Noreen Stephenson and Farhia Omar â€”to discuss current events pushing health equity into the spotlight, along with their passion for the work and the importance of Black History Month (February).
Read the rest of this article on the Advancing the Science blog.
These early women in medicine prepared the way for more trailblazers in the decades that followed: