Down to a science

Robert Boston

(From left) Sheila A. Stewart, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology; Dayna Early, MD, professor of medicine; and Lisa Moscoso, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, talk after the Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science symposium Sept. 22 at the Maternity Building. The symposium, sponsored by the Washington University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and the Department of Pediatrics’ Office of Faculty Development, featured five speakers, including Stewart; Early; Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center; Jennifer S. Lawton, MD, associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine; and Terrie E. Inder, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics, of neurology and of radiology at the School of Medicine. Each of the speakers discussed her research and special issues and obstacles for women in their respective fields. A panel discussion followed.