In Celebration of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023
Laura Lennihan, MD

Laura Lennihan, MD

On this day, we set aside time to honor the many contributions and accomplishments women have made in our department, in our lives, in our families, in our country and around the world.  We are fortunate to have so many talented women in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and in our Department of Neurology especially. 

Fittingly, this day started as National Women’s Day in New York City, in 1909, and was thereafter adopted by the United Nations in 1975, as International Women’s Day.  Since then, it has been a day to promote and celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. 

It is essential to remember that the focal point this day is the preservation of women’s rights: the right to universal equality, to reproductive rights and protection from violence and abuse.  This year’s theme is innovation and technology for gender equality.

Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc

Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc

Telling a woman that she can accomplish anything is one thing. To express this sentiment through the words of women who have triumphed over adversity is another thing entirely.

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” –Michelle Obama

Please join us as we celebrate the social, economic, political, and scientific achievements of women worldwide as well as those in our department and in our lives.

Laura Lennihan, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, Program in Hospitalist Neurology
Advisory Dean for Clinicians and Educators
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc
Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
Co-Director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center