Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Winning with WINS

Just back from our neurosurgery meeting in Philadelphia.  The big news was our first every paperless meeting-everything was loaded onto an iTouch and I thought it was great and dug the "green" concept.  As usual, the highlight of the meeting was seeing my good friends and colleagues-particularly the women who have served as my close network for more than 25 years.

This year, WINS (Women in Neurosurgery) hosted Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, President of University Michigan who gave an inspiring talk on why diversity matters in college and beyond.  She has long been a proponent of this concept, being a driving force in her University taking affirmative action all the way to the Supreme Court.  What was most impressive, however, was how she used this theme as a foundation but then carefully and specifically related it to neurosurgery.  She also echoed the theme of Dr. Karin Muraszko's essay in Heart of a Lion, Hands of  Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do in stressing It Matters!!! 

Drs. Lauren Schwartz  and Susan Hemley
Drs. Ko, Nelson, Mazzolla and Zusman
Congratulations to all those involved in making this such an inspiring event.
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