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From the EDI Director: EDI 2018 Women’s History Month Message

Debra C. Chew Esq.

March is National Women's History Month, presenting another opportunity to honor women who have shaped America's history and its future. The Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is proud to honor women in science who impacted society through their groundbreaking work and accomplishments, notwithstanding the discriminatory and societal constraints that existed then and now.

At the NIH, we know that breakthrough science is discovered through exploration and tenacity to keep going, combining brilliance with bravery. We celebrate pioneering women who laid the groundwork for modern scientific exploration and exemplify the spirit of discovery.

NIH is committed to increasing awareness of the contributions of women in science, anticipating a time when these significant innovative contributions will be equally intertwined and acknowledged universally.

To learn more about the 2018 Women's History Month campaign at the NIH and to view the Women in Science videos at the NIH, please visit, and follow the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) on Twitter and Instagram at @NIH_EDI. For more information, please contact Joy Gaines, Strategist, ( at or 301-451-9662.

We also want to continue recognizing women of NIH that were employed in the laboratory starting in the 1930s. Contributions to science and research displayed far-reaching advances made, view images and learn more about these pioneering women.

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