NHLBI Celebrates Women Scientists

In honor of Women’s History Month, the NHLBI will celebrate the accomplishments of women biomedical scientists who have played and are playing key roles in fighting heart, lung, blood, and sleep-related disorders. Check back throughout the month for additions to this impressive list.
Portrait of Dr. Horowitz
Mary Horowitz, M.D., M.S., has not only witnessed the evolution of the blood and marrow transplantation field; she also has been critical in its advancement....
Faculty headshot of Dr. Cassandra D. Josephson
Cassandra D. Josephson, M.D., is working to minimize complications from red blood cell transfusions in newborns and premature infants, and to understand why...
Headshot of Dr. Martha Sola-Visner
Premature babies are vulnerable in a myriad ways and are at risk for short- and long-term complications. "Preterm neonates have an anticipated lifespan greater...
Portrait of Dr. Shimamura wearing a blue coat, smiling
Inherited genetic causes of pediatric bone marrow failure and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are more common than previously recognized and profoundly impact...
Headshot of Dr. Jennifer Lee, Ph.D.
Jennifer Lee, Ph.D., is searching to find order in a chaotic system—and to discover how that chaos begins. She studies amyloids, highly disordered proteins that...
Professional headshot of Dr. Alison Morris
Alison Morris, M.D., knows about the human lungs, but not in the way most people might expect. She is a pioneering researcher in the new and rapidly expanding...
Photo of Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley.
Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., knows the power of community. It is why she has focused her research on finding ways to impact health behaviors in several at-risk...
Professional Headshot of Dr. MeiLan Han.
MeiLan Han has spent years trying to understand why some people develop and progress more rapidly from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, compared...
Photo of Dr. Beth Kozel in lab setting, arms crossed and smiling at camera
Beth Kozel always wanted to be a doctor. She also loved scientific research, and when she realized that she could combine her two passions into a career as a...
Professional Headshot of Dr. Alka Kanaya.
It is no mystery why Alka Kanaya, M.D., decided to point her research lens in the direction she did nearly a decade ago. Born in Mumbai and raised in California...
Professional Headshot of Dr. Karin Hoffmeister
Karin Hoffmeister is working hard to bring the field of glycoscience into mainstream research and clinical practice . The specialty field focuses on uncovering...