Ida M. Green Visiting Professorship

Each year the Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) selects and hosts an outstanding female scientist/physician to visit UT Southwestern Medical Center for a two-day professorship. The Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Honoring Women in Science and Medicine was established by the Southwestern Medical Foundation in honor of the late wife of Texas Instruments founder Cecil H. Green, who died in 2003. 

Mrs. Green, who died in 1986, championed the cause of opening new career paths for women in science and provided a major bequest to Southwestern Medical Foundation. The Visiting Professorship promotes the accomplishments of women in science and medicine and provides inspiration to UT Southwestern's junior faculty and trainees. Our visiting professor meets with individuals and with diverse groups on campus and presents a University Lecture. 

2013–2014 Professorship 

The Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship Honoring Women in Science and Medicine featured Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Milewicz is the President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics, and Vice Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

She has received numerous honors and awards for her research, including the Antoine Marfan Award, the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and the University of Texas Presidential Scholars Award for Excellence in Research. She has been inducted into the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

Dr. Milewicz graduated from UT Southwestern’s first Medical Scientist Training Program class in 1984. 

She presented the University Lecture on February 5, 2014.