Rosalyn Yalow

Rosalyn Yalow received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Illinois in 1945, and soon after became the first woman engineering at the International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Lab.

Yalow later began teaching at Hunter College, where she had received her undergrad degree in physics. While teaching full time, she joined the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital and built a complete Radioisotope Service.

She won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. Read more about Yalow here.

Vignette written by: Taylor Tucker, August 2017

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