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‘Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine’ Book Launch on Sept. 26
The book launch of “Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine,” a new work published by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of the Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Faculty Center. The book’s subjects, Dr. Sharon Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, will be on hand to discuss and sign complimentary copies of the book.
“Triple Triumph” tells the story of three physicians, each of whom encountered resistance, discouragement and obstruction from the traditional, male-dominated departments in which they worked. These powerful pioneers went on to create programs that earned the highest levels of national distinction and acclaim. Their work and their names are now legendary—in geriatric medicine, in the treatment of breast cancer and in diabetes research and treatment. Their stories differ, but the commonalities help us understand why constructive change is often so hard won, and what it takes in commitment, courage and tenacity to triumph in the end.
The book was edited by Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for faculty engagement, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Earth science and of interdisciplinary sciences, and Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This publication was made possible with generous support from Upstate Medical University. It is the second open access publication from Syracuse Unbound, an imprint that offers free, global availability through SURFACE, the University’s open access repository.