Opportunities for Women at MD Anderson

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Opportunities for Women at MD Anderson

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3-28-2012

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The Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston, Texas

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Tacey A. Rosolowski, Ph.D

Now, of course, later on in the interview it’s going to be an important theme of your work for ensuring that women have the opportunities that they need to have in these professional contexts and I’m wondering since you—

Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D

That came much later.

Tacey A. Rosolowski, Ph.D

It did but I’m wondering just what happened—were you aware at NCI-Frederick when you had this setting up a lab role in position to hire and of course fire, did you have any kind of sense of yourself as a woman being in the situation? How did you experience that?

Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D

Well, it was clear from the beginning that there were not a lot of women in the field, and particularly in Salt Lake City the Department of Pathology at that time had only one other woman. It was a very large department, but there was only one other woman faculty member, and so I was very accustomed to being the only woman in the room, and so I just didn’t really think much about it. In terms of hiring and so on, I don’t think I particularly favored women candidates or worried about them any more than I worried about anybody else. My real involvement in terms of trying to support women came after I got to MD Anderson.

Opportunities for Women at MD Anderson

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