Major Prize Actually Awarded to Women!!!
I actually had to create a new category for this post. That says something about how infrequently I have something good to celebrate on the gender and science front.
Anyway, this year’s Albany Medical Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research was awarded to two women! All previous recipients have been old white guys. But this year, Elizabeth Blackburn and Joan Steitz are the winners. Grrl has a nice post up here with background on the winners and some info on what they plan to do with the prize money. Peggy has a post up, too.
Next: I look forward to the day when the fact that it’s a woman who won whatever prize is no longer “news”. So get working on gender equity, folks, because my life is half over already.