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Philippa Marrack is a world-renowned immunology researcher whose groundbreaking work on T-cells has impacted the health of people across the world. Her findings shape medicine’s current understanding of the human immune system, vaccines, HIV, and other ...

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Dr. Patricia Gabow is the CEO and Medical Director of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, one of the nation’s most highly regarded, extensive, and integrated health care systems that includes the Denver Health Medical Center, a regional trauma center,...

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Born in Monument, Colorado,  Frances McConnell-Mills was a determined woman who graduated from high school at 15, acquired her bachelor’s degree at 17, and received her master’s in chemistry at 19. At 25, Dr. Frances McConnell-Mills was named Denver...

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In 1871 Florence Rena Sabin was born to a father who had studied medicine, and was a “horse and buggy doctor” in Missouri,  but ended up in Central City, drawn to gold rush fever in Colorado. After Florence and her sister Mary were born, the ...

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Loretta C. Ford is an internationally recognized nursing leader who is known as the founder of the nurse practitioner movement. As a nursing educator, she was the first to recognize that nurses with advanced education and practice opportunities could prov...

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To View Marion Downs “Mother of Pediatric Audiology” life story video, produced by Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and aired on Rocky Mountain PBS, February 1, 2018, Click Here  Marion Down’s story was nominated for two Emmy awards ...

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Susan Anderson, M.D. was born in 1870 and moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, with her family in 1891 during the gold rush. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1897. In one of her first cases as a physician, Anderson rejected a surgeon’s ...

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Maria Guajardo, the daughter of illiterate Mexican immigrant parents, has committed herself to improving the lives of children and forged a career in advocacy for children locally, nationally, and internationally. Guajardo received a bachelor’s degree i...

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Her research in immunology and clinical applications as well as the inspiration she provides to women entering the field of medicine bring Dr. Terri Finkel international recognition. She received both her MD and PhD degrees from Stanford University. After...

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Elnora Gilfoyle’s interests in art, science, and social services led her to pursue a career in occupational therapy at the University of Iowa. Wanting to help handicapped and ill people maintain their dignity with independence and self-sufficiency, Gilf...

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A citizen of the Netherlands, Hendrika was born in Berlin, Germany, but the family moved to  Zurich,  Switzerland to escape the war and the horrors of Germany in the 1930’s. Hendrika’s older sister Annie was studying medicine in Holland in 1...

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Justina L. Ford, MD was Denver’s first licensed black woman physician. After graduating from the Hering Medical College in Chicago in  1899, she worked briefly at an Alabama hospital where she was a director for 2 years, but the community still wouldn&...

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