Nicole obtained her PhD in Biochemisty and Molecule Biology from Rosalind Franklin University with a focus on Reproductive Physiology. She utilizes traditional and non-traditional science communication methods to educate and engage the Northwestern community on the importance of sex and gender inclusion in the biomedical and clinical fields. Her work varies from developing tools to help researchers incorporate sex as a biological variable in their research, to meeting with community members to discuss differences in their health and well-being based on their sex. Additionally, she oversees programming which promotes the advancement and retention of women in science in medicine no matter what stage in their career – from high school students to the tenured professor.
This March, the Women’s Health Research Institute is celebrating Women’s History Month by paying tribute to the women who have shaped the fields and science and medicine. Through a series of blog posts, we will highlight female scientists, physicians, and scholars who have furthered our understanding of health and disease.
Below we’ve compiled just a few local and national resources which support and promote women in science and medicine.
- Women in Science Field Museum Chicago
- Association for Women in Science Chicago
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
- Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
- Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
- Sociologist for Women in Society (SWS)
Northwestern University Organizations
- Women's Health Summer Program (WHSP) Here at Northwestern
- AWIS Outreach
- UIC Women in Stem Education (WISE)
- Girls 4 Science