Boston University School of Medicine was well represented at the Women’s March on Washington, held in Washington, D.C. and several cities around the country and the world on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event was organized for women, their partners and children to stand in solidarity for the protection of equal rights. More than one million people marched worldwide. In Washington, D.C., more than 500,000 people joined the cause, and in Boston, nearly 175,000 people gathered on the Boston Common.
Among the students, faculty and staff in attendance at the events, the following participated in the Boston march: Sarah Ferree, Class of ’19 and student leader of Medical Students for Choice group, whose members also participated; Tracy Battaglia, MD, women’s health (along with a group from women’s health and OB/GYN); Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, family medicine; Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, biomedical genetics; Susan Norris, student affairs; Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, interim chair of neurology, along with a group of faculty and staff from the neurology department; Karen Symes, PhD, biochemistry; Chris Vaughan, medical education; Bob Vinci, MD, chair of pediatrics, along with a group of approximately 50 faculty, staff and medical students; and Ann Zumwalt, PhD, anatomy & neurobiology. Those who participated in the Washington, D.C., event included: Linda Hyman, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences; Jane Liebschutz MD, MPH, medicine; Jennifer Luebke, PhD, anatomy & neurobiology; Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni, Office of Proposal Development; Dawn S. Vogt, PhD, psychiatry, Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System; Lynese Wallace, GMS; and Ben Wolozin, MD, PhD, neurology, pharmacology.