50 Years to Gender Parity: Can STEM Afford to Wait?: A Cardiologist and NIH Chief Officer of Scientific Workforce Diversity Reflects on What It Will Take to Keep Women in Biomedicine

  title={50 Years to Gender Parity: Can STEM Afford to Wait?: A Cardiologist and NIH Chief Officer of Scientific Workforce Diversity Reflects on What It Will Take to Keep Women in Biomedicine},
  author={Hannah A. Valantine},
  journal={IEEE Pulse},
The first spark of my desire to become a cardiologist came, believe it or not, in a third-grade art class where I was asked to draw and color the circulation of blood as depicted by 16th-century English physician William Harvey. This task enraptured me-seeing that something so beautiful could work so flawlessly. So, many years later, I remain intrigued by cardiac transplantation, the subspecialty in which I ultimately chose to anchor my career as a physician scientist. Each day I live in awe of… 

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