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Valerie Lamour notes the importance of
W
&
S
Fellowships:
Receiving recognition from
Women
&
Science
gave me a
sense of pride and belonging, and helped me to feel a part
of the New York City scientific community. The fellowship
also gave me a strong sense of legitimacy as a woman
scientist and acted as a key platform for my years following
my postdoctoral experience at The Rockefeller University.
Without the
W
&
S
Fellowship, I do not believe I would have
won Europe’s highly competitive Marie Curie International
Reintegration Grant in January 2008, which enabled me to
start up an independent project within one of Europe’s top
research institutes.
Dr. Lamour is an associate professor at the Institute
of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in
Strasbourg, and also teaches at the medical school
associated with Strasbourg University Hospital.
Former
W
&
S
Fellow Valerie Lamour with Seth Darst, head of the
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
How You Can Make a Difference
Women
&
Science
needs your participation and support,
as the University builds on its accomplishments and seeks
to ensure parity for women. There are many ways in which
you can help.
Attend
Women
&
Science
Events
Women
&
Science
programs highlight research conducted
by some of the most distinguished women—and men—in
science today. These events provide an opportunity to
meet Rockefeller’s women scientists and also to become
acquainted with other
W
&
S
participants.
Introduce Your Friends to Rockefeller
One of the most important ways in which participants
can support
Women
&
Science
is by inviting interested
friends and colleagues to programs such as the breakfast
forums, the annual spring lecture and luncheon, and the
award ceremony of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
for outstanding women scientists. Enlarging our circle
of friends increases the impact that
W
&
S
can have at
Rockefeller and nationally.
Support Women Scientists
Each year,
Women
&
Science
participants contribute
more than $1 million to Partners in Discovery, supporting
a wide variety of initiatives related to the education of
women and the advancement of their research programs at
the University.
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