September 26, 2014
Dr. Joan McGowan (l) and Dr. Marja M. Hurley (r)
Dr. Joan McGowan (l) and Dr. Marja M. Hurley (r)
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Dr. Joan McGowan (l), director of the NIAMS Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases, was recently honored by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). The group is part of a national effort, initiated by the American Association of Medical Colleges, to facilitate the advancement of women physicians and scientists by focusing on such issues as gender equity, recruitment and retention and career advancement. McGowan was recognized for her “excellent service in academic inspiration and guidance” and for “her exemplary service and dedication in supporting biomedical research.” The award was presented by GWIMS chair Dr. Marja M. Hurley (r) during the group’s 2014 annual symposium.

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