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Stellar Faculty Honored by Women Achievers
Published December 2004
Two Medical Center faculty members have been selected as "Rising Stars" by the YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement.
The new "stars," Karen Knudsen, PhD, and Barbara Ramlo-Halsted, MD,
join 44 professional women who have been honored for their career
success, leadership qualities and service as role models. Star
candidates are selected by women previously nominated for recognition
at the annual Career Women of Achievement Award luncheon.
Dr. Knudsen, an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology,
Neurobiology and Anatomy, is director of graduate studies for the
cellular and molecular biology program and has a secondary appointment
in the Department of Environmental Health. She specializes in basic
cancer research and is nationally recognized for her work on prostate
Dr. Knudsen's nomination describes her as "patient and thoughtful in
her interactions with others...and successful because she remains
focused on her work and demands excellence of herself, her students and
Dr. Ramlo-Halsted, an assistant professor of medicine, is medical
director of The Diabetes Center at UC. She is also associate director
of the endocrine and metabolism fellowship program and director of the
medical student clerkship in endocrinology and metabolism at the
College of Medicine, as well as director of the residency education
program in endocrinology at Jewish Hospital.
"Dr. Ramlo-Halsted's passion for her science affects all whom she
encounters," her nomination says. Her clinics are "a wonderful
environment for teaching and...the beginning of a much-needed expansion
of the delivery of excellent diabetes care to our community."
In its 26th year, the Career Women of Achievement luncheon was created
to increase community awareness and appreciation of the diverse
contributions of women in the workforce and the community. Each year
eight women are honored at the luncheon, which attracts about 1,700
participants. The Rising Star program was introduced in 2002.