Since 2015, people around the world have celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11. The United Nations describes the day as a powerful advocacy tool to help raise awareness about access and participation in science and the importance of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Many Brigham clinicians and researchers added their voices to the conversation on Twitter, both in celebration of the day but also in celebration of women in science in general. Below are some of their tweets:
Anna Greka, MD, PhD, director of the Glom-NExT Center for Glomerular Kidney Disease and Novel Experimental Therapeutics in the Renal Division, took a moment to reflect on one of her science role models: Marie Curie.
What an #inspiration ! To this day, Marie Curie remains the only person – man or woman – to have received two @NobelPrize in two scientific fields – #chemistry and #physics https://t.co/PrYVahf8hr #WomenInScience #WomenInScienceDay @harvardmed @BrighamResearch @harvardmed
— Anna Greka (@AnnaGreka) February 11, 2020
Peter Chai, MD, an emergency medicine physician, gave kudos to research assistant Maria Jose Bustamante.
Check out my awesome @FenwayHealth research assistant, majo bustamante, expert in #digitalpills #PrEP #adherence featured @AIDS_conference @iasociety on Instagram! #WomenInScience #iasonevoice https://t.co/XKn6ZaQmt1 pic.twitter.com/JDfgvKGhTO
— Peter Chai (@PeterRchai) February 12, 2020
Heather Burrell Ward, MD, a resident in Psychiatry, shared a message about her work and her enthusiasm for women in both science and medicine.
I’m a psychiatry resident and researcher @BrighamWomens who uses neuroimaging and neuromodulation to study psychosis and substance use disorders! I am also an advocate for #WomenInScience #WIM and #womenleaders! pic.twitter.com/bDc5jrHj3M
— Heather Burrell Ward, MD (@hbwardMD) February 12, 2020
Craig Hersh, MD, a physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care, celebrated his colleagues.
— Craig Hersh MD says wear a mask (@craig_hersh) February 11, 2020
From our @BrighamResearch account, we shared some historical and modern photos of women in Brigham science.
— BrighamResearch (@BrighamResearch) February 11, 2020
Jennifer Manne-Goehler, MD, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, gave a shout out to her co-authors on a recent paper about diabetes prevalence in low- and middle-income countries.
Also very proud of our truly global collaboration with active participation from all coauthors in >15? countries…and plenty of #WomenInMedicine and #WomenInScience too! @MGH_RI @mgh_id @GlobalHealthMGH @BrighamResearch
— Jen Manne-Goehler (@IDDocJen) February 13, 2020
The Brigham’s Department of Anesthesiology has kept the celebration going, recognizing recent honors bestowed on Linda Aglio, MD, MS, and Kristin Schreiber, MD, PhD.
— BWH Department of Anesthesiology (@BWHAnesthesia) February 14, 2020
— BWH Department of Anesthesiology (@BWHAnesthesia) February 20, 2020
You can keep the celebration going too. Add your voice to the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #womeninscience or add a comment below.