Category: Health

Jennings, Janet

Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings, a news reporter, became known as “the Angel of the Seneca” for her heroic nursing work during the Spanish-American War.

Shalala, Donna

Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala was the first woman to head a Big Ten university and the longest-serving secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bleier, Ruth

Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.

Newcomb, Kate

Kate Newcomb

Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, also known as the "Angel on Snowshoes," was a popular physician in Northern Wisconsin who provided health care where few medical services were available.