The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Dr. Nina Stachenfeld named a Distinguished Woman at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and opened the day for 100 Years of Women Symposium

On June 1, 2018 Yale School of Medicine hosted a symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at Yale School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), and the Dean’s Office, this event celebrated the contributions of women faculty and alumnae from the School of Medicine. The symposium featured speakers who discussed the challenges for women in their fields, as well as those encountered on the pathway to finding life-work balance.

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld was recognized for her accomplishments in science, for her mentorship, and for her efforts on behalf of women at YSM. She served as chair and member of the Diversity Committee at the Yale School of Public Health; as an executive board member, Committee for the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) since 2010; and is now serving as co-chair of SWIM. She has mentored students as a faculty member of Yale’s BioSTEP and Discovery to Cure and has served as a mentor for the Diversity Mentorship Program of the American Physiological Society.  Her work focuses on cardiovascular disease in women.  The goal of her research is to understand mechanisms of cardiovascular and metabolic function and risk in women with chronic illness.  She is interested particularly in the impact of estrogens, progesterone and androgens on cardiovascular function and control of blood pressure and insulin resistance.

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld and Dr. Elizabeth Jonas, Co-Chairs of Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine at Yale School of Medicine opened the day.

View the presentations here:  https://medicine.yale.edu/centuryofwomen/symposium/