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When they arrived at Stanford in 1978, Professors Carla Shatz and Helen Blau were two of the first women to be hired on the tenure tract for basic science faculty. In a video, they discuss the paths they've taken and reflect on the rewards and challenges of their lives as women scientists.

When they arrived at Stanford in 1978, Professors Carla Shatz and Helen Blau were two of the first women to be hired on the tenure tract for basic science faculty. In a video, they discuss the paths they've taken and reflect on the rewards and challenges of their lives as women scientists.

Writer-doctor Sandra Miller discusses her novel "Only Rock is Real," which features a female primary care doctor who works in the Grand Canyon.

Writer-doctor Sandra Miller discusses her novel "Only Rock is Real," which features a female primary care doctor who works in the Grand Canyon.

Stanford's Leah Backhus cofounded the Artemis Medical Society to support women and girls of color who are interested in medical careers.

Stanford's Leah Backhus cofounded the Artemis Medical Society to support women and girls of color who are interested in medical careers.

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Since becoming chair of dermatology in 2010, Stanford's Paul Khavari has built his department like a sports team owner looking for winning seasons.

Since becoming chair of dermatology in 2010, Stanford's Paul Khavari has built his department like a sports team owner looking for winning seasons.

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Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.

Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.

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A reflection on the accomplishments of Raymond Hintz, who founded Stanford’s Division Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes.

A reflection on the accomplishments of Raymond Hintz, who founded Stanford’s Division Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes.

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Physician-scientist Justin Annes specializes in a rare type of tumor disorders. He shares his story, and interests, in this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A.

Physician-scientist Justin Annes specializes in a rare type of tumor disorders. He shares his story, and interests, in this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A.

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