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.
Headshot of Kathleen Fenton, M.D.
For nearly 20 years Kathleen Fenton, M.D., a pioneering pediatric cardiac surgeon, taught students and medical residents, ran a research laboratory, and worked...
headshot of Rosa Puertollano-Moro, Ph.D
Rosa Puertollano-Moro, Ph.D., knew as a young girl that she wanted to be a scientist. But little did she know that one day she would be doing innovative...
Headshot of Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN.
Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN, has a longstanding interest in the role of diet in prevention and treatment of chronic disease, especially heart disease. A research...
head-shot of woman scientist Jennifer Stuart
Jennifer Stuart, ScD, has spent a good part of her research career trying to untangle the relationships between pregnancy complications and cardiovascular...
Photo of Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn holding her BEAR Cage Innovation Award at the 2019 American Thoracic Society conference.
Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, Ph.D., has been teaching a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system new tricks—and it’s shaking up the field of imaging. A staff...
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...