Listee Features — Research

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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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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DIANE M. FALK

Driven by her belief that research can result in the improvement of a person, group, or mankind in general,  Prof. Diane M. Falk has thrived in her long and illustrious career in journalism and publishing. She has a great mind for the field; she knows just the right questions to ask to get to the bottom of a matter, and genuinely wants to get to know people. Prof. Falk chose to channel her abilities into writing because she feels it’s essential to record the legacy, perspective, ideas, and accomplishments of the times. To help her achieve her goals, she completed coursework in astrophysics, social science, French, and Spanish, and earned both a Bachelor of Arts in English and international literature

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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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CHI YU HU

Three words guided Chi Yu Hu to her profession: interest, duty, and responsibility. She wanted a career that would allow her to both promote progress and help people, and found physics a fascinating way to achieve her goals. She started by earning a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University in 1955 and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, at which point she joined St. John’s University as a research associate. A year later, Dr. Hu became an assistant professor of physics at California State University. She has been with the school in roles like associate professor, professor, and professor emeritus ever since. Additionally, she served as a National Science Foundation visiting professor at the University

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CATHERINE UYEHARA

Catherine Uyehara has been pursuing science with a passion for as long as she can remember. She was always curious about the world, and found research to be an exciting way to discover new things. She believes in STEM outreach programs because she feels she owes her development as a scientist to inspiring teachers who went out of their way to encourage her curiosity. In middle school, a teacher enabled her to work in a university lab after school to do her first science fair project on using temperature to protect corn plants from fungus. In high school, she took part in a National Science Foundation summer science program, which, along with the guidance of an enthusiastic marine biology teacher,

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THELMA DUNNEBACKE DIXON

After decades of experience as a research scientist, Thelma Dunnebacke Dixon considers herself lucky to still be having fun in the role. She loves witnessing change and development, particularly in cells, and has really found her niche at the Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory of the California Department of Health Care Services. She has worked for the institution since 1976, and previously held the title in the Virus Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, between 1954 and 1976. ​ One of the highlights of Dr. Dunnebacke’s journey was having a species of free living amoeba named Naegleria Dunnebackei in her honor. She was also proud to be a grantee of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science

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JEANETTE R. LITTLE

Believing in the importance of being open to new opportunities, Jeanette R. Little has found that research is the perfect field for her. She enjoys looking at where the future is going; medicine and technology are constantly changing, which means there is always something new to discover. It also means she never has to stay in one spot for too long; her role is constantly changing. At the moment, Ms. Little is lending her services to the U.S. Army as a capability area manager in the Virtual Health Research Task Area of the Medical Research and Material Command, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center as a lab leader of the Mobile Health Innovation Center, and Augusta University as an

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