Elizabeth Blackwell Day

In 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. She graduated from Geneva Medical College, an institution that has since become Upstate Medical University. Each year our organization sets aside one day to honor Dr. Blackwell and provide an opportunity for reflection on her legacy and on women in medicine today. The central part of the celebration is a keynote speaker, a woman who exemplifies this legacy of distinction, innovation and leadership in the medical field.

Contact: Claire Hennigan


President: Claire Hennigan
Secretary: Jenalee Trombley
Treasurer: Meghan Jacobs

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Margaret Maimone