Carol Greider, Nobel laureate and director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, received the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation’s 2017 Alma Dea Morani, MD, Renaissance Woman Award on November 3, 2017, in front of a packed auditorium in Baltimore Maryland.
Introduced by Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita and the 2007 Alma Dea Morani Award Recipient, Dr. Greider delighted the audience with snippets of her career journey and words of advice for those navigating the future of medicine and the medical sciences. “We should train people to be critical thinkers,” shared Dr. Greider, “to go out into the world and evaluate things with a critical eye – that is more important that just teaching the science.”
The Alma Dea Morani Award, presented by the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, is the most prestigious form of recognition, given to a woman who has left a significant mark on history and pivotally advanced the future of medicine and the medical sciences. Our community of awardees is second to none, with achievements that often break entirely new ground. We are proud to name the discovery of the breast cancer gene, the appointment of the first woman president of the American Psychiatric Association, and the founding of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia among the many milestones our awardees have attained.