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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.

See also Hematopoietic Stem Cells, and Unraveling the Immune Response to Tuberculosis and The Florence R. Sabin Papers


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