Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

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Rosalyn Sussman Yalow graduated Hunter College as the first women to graduate in physics (Bauman et. al. 2011). She also led a way for acceptance and understanding of women’s role in science in America (Bauman et. al. 2011). She even inspired Mildred Dresselhous, who was a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and president and officer of many Associations including American Association for the Advancement of Science, to pursue the career she wanted (Bauman et. al. 2011). Rosalyn born to Clara and Simon Sussman in New York City, on July 19, 1921 (Brody 1996). She married Aaron Yalow on June 6, 1943 and had two children named Elanna and Benjamin (Brody 1996). In 1977, Dr. Yalow won the Nobel Prize in medicine and was the second women to ever accept such an award (Brody 1996). She also taught physics in New York until 1950 when the Veterans Administration (during World War II) was interested in exploring and researching radioactivity (Brody 1996). As her life progressed, Dr. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow became an inspiration for young women who want to be recognized and achieve something in their life (Brody 1996). From when she was a child she was fascinated with science and decided to achieve something no women really does. Rosalyn Yalow went to school and started working in the science field, she managed to help the world of radioactivity and radioimmunoassay, how Mrs. Rosalyn impacted the world of science, how Dr. Yalow impacted the lives of other women, and how she never lost her passion for science even in her last years. Yalow’s parents never went to high school, but that never stopped her from attending school (Germain et. al. 2012). Her high school chemistry teacher influenced her decision to head to college... ... middle of paper ... ...or instance, hepatitis C virus), biological molecules (such as cyclic adenosine monophosphate), and Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) virus (Bauman et. al. 2011). Rosalyn had went farther in the world of science than anyone including her self thought was possible (Bauman et. al. 2011). Rosayln and Berson changed history, altered the way science was perceived and their time, and how today we see and research science. Works Cited Bauman, W. A., & Langhoff, E. (2011). Rosalyn Sussman Yalow: Bronx gal who made great. Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences, 1237(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06214.x Brody, S. (1996). Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America: 150 True Stories of American Jewish Heroism. Woodmere, New York: Lifetime Books. Germain, Jean. St., & Rothenberg Lawrence. N. (2012). Rosalyn Sussman Yalow. Physics Today, 65-66. doi: 10.1063/PT.3.1569

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