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.
For the 2017–2018 academic year, the Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Honoring Women in Science and Medicine will feature Olivera J. Finn, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Immunology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). She will give the University Lecture on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 4 p.m.