Florence R. Sabin in her lab at the Rockefeller Institute, 1956
Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center
Sabin, Florence (1871-1953) was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science: the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.[During her years of retirement, she pursued a second career as a public health activist in Colorado, and in 1951 received the Albert Lasker Public Service Award for this work.