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Dolores Van Rensalier

DOLORES M. VAN RENSALIER

Born in New York in 1940 to white parents, but raised in California, Dolores M. Van Rensalier was astounded to learn of her black ancestry when she was 17. It shook her self-identity, but she knew she had to openly honor all of her heritage. She couldn’t abandon those who were fighting for their civil rights. Ms. Van Rensalier thus set out on a healing journey of self-exploration. While raising two children from a previous marriage to a black pro-football player, she attended college at night while building a career in Los Angeles. She ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University in 1976. She also became a Certified Advanced Management Analyst (CABA) through the

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DIANE M. FALK

Celebrating four decades of service in education, research and writing, Diane M. Falk is a leader in her field. She is the daughter of Constance Moorehead, a renowned actress. She followed in the footsteps of her late father Lee Falk, who was, in addition to being a theater writer, producer and director, a popular culture creator, writer and illustrator of two newspaper adventure stories, “Mandrake the Magician” and “The Phantom.” Ms. Falk maintained her father’s legacy by contributing to several continuations of his stories, as well as his biography. She also attended her father’s alma mater, Columbia University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and world literature, and an interdisciplinary Master of Library Science and Journalism. She

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PAMELA FLATTAU

Knowledgeable in research and training policies, as well as experimental psychology science policy, Pamela Flattau, PhD, is very “pre-brain,” meaning that she was taught about human behavior in the 1960s. There were very good constructivist theories on how the brain operates, which have since been worn out. One theory that she was exposed to as an undergraduate led to a Nobel Prize in 2014, which involved Swedish and British neuropsychologists working together to show how the brain was “probably” wired. Dr. Flattau was the first congregational science fellow to work in Washington, DC, between 1974 and 1975. She eventually made the transition from that point from science to public policy. Since 2014, Dr. Flattau has served as the founder and

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Diana Beattie

DIANA SCOTT BEATTIE

Interested in biochemistry since college, Diana Beattie dedicated her career to advancing the field. She started her journey by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1956, followed by a Master of Science and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1958 and 1961, respectively. Dr. Beattie remained with her graduate alma mater after graduation, serving as a research associate from 1961 to 1967. She subsequently accepted positions such as research associate in the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, faculty and biochemistry professor at the Mount School of Medicine (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), and professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Her last

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Mona Dickson Jensen

MONA DICKSON JENSEN

Recognized as a pioneer for women in the corporate sector, Mona Dickson Jensen, PhD, MBA, is proud to have set the bar. She had been interested in mathematics and sciences since childhood and despite the fact that women didn’t frequent those fields at the time, she decided to pursue them anyway. Dr. Jensen proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966, a PhD from Cornell University in 1973 and a Master of Business Administration in 1983. She then used her knowledge and training to obtain positions like senior scientist, project manager, manager of reagent systems applications, senior research and development manager, and clinical chemical strategic business applications manager at Instrumentation Laboratory. Dr. Jensen

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Janice Dutcher

JANICE P. DUTCHER

Inspired by the doctors she met during her residency training, Janice P. Dutcher, MD, became involved in her profession during a time when new advances in medicine were still being discovered. Since 1998, she has served as a professor in medicine at New York Medical College and the co-founder and associate director of the Cancer Research Foundation (CRF), which focuses on rarer “orphan diseases” such as leukemia, lymphoma renal cell cancer and melanoma. The CRF specifically supports research into familial hematologic malignancies and investigates associations between these malignancies and other tumor types. To that end, it continues to support the Familial Hematologic Malignancy Registry, which now has over 700 families enrolled, and continues to seek and document new families and

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ANNE BARLOW

Driven by her passion for health care, Anne Barlow dedicated her career to advancing the field. The first stop on her professional journey was North Lonsdale Hospital, where she served as a house physician from 1948 to 1949. She then became a house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary, a resident to the professional unit of child health at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and a junior hospital medical officer at the Knightswood Infectious Diseases Hospital. Although Ms. Barlow enjoyed her work, she wanted to see what opportunities were available to her elsewhere. She left the United Kingdom and moved to the United States in 1951, and joined the staff of the Yale University School of Public Health almost immediately.

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Christina Maslach

CHRISTINA MASLACH

Motivated by her desire to understand humanity, Christina Maslach has found great pleasure in researching and teaching social psychology. She is currently parlaying her passions into her role as a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, which she accepted in 2013. Previously, she served the institution as the chair of the academic senate, the vice provost for undergraduate education and instructional technology, a faculty assistant on the status of women, and a professor of psychology. One of the highlights of Dr. Maslach’s career was pioneering research on job burnout. She shared her findings through publications like “The Maslach Burnout Inventory, Fourth Edition,” “Burnout at Work,” “Banishing Burnout,” “Preventing Burnout and Building Engagement,” “The Truth About Burnout,”

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LISA M. DUNKLE

Determined to make a positive difference in the world, Lisa Dunkle set her sights on the world of medicine. She particularly wanted to help kids with problems no one knew how to solve. In pursuit of her goals, Dr. Dunkle obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in 1968 and an MD from Johns Hopkins University in 1972. She also earned diplomas from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, and the Pediatrics Infectious Disease Society. Degrees in hand, Dr. Dunkle set out to make her mark on the field. She started by garnering experience in roles like intern, resident in pediatrics, and fellow of infectious diseases

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JACQUELINE Y. MILLER

Growing up in a farming area in western Pennsylvania, Jacqueline Y. Miller loved wandering outside, collecting butterflies and birds, and going fishing. She decided she wanted to pursue her interests further, so she became a curator of drosophila in the Department of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Getting this opportunity was wonderful for her, and only strengthened her passion. Set on her quest for discovery, Dr. Miller advanced through positions like curator of drosophila in the Department of Zoology at the University of Maryland, College Park, instructor in the Department of Biology at Gallaudet College, and assistant curator and entomology associate at the Allyn Museum of Entomology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. She continues to serve as

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