Discoveries Magazine



Medicine’s Gender Gap

When Harvard Medical School admitted its first female, in 1850, vigorous protests ensued, prompting the groundbreaking student to withdraw. History would soon be on her side. By the end of World War I, women were trickling into the profession. Eventually, Read On

Stats: Big Numbers, Tiny Patients

Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable patients: Among them are infants born prematurely, newborns who require help breathing, and babies born with life-threatening conditions.

Inventions and Discoveries

The Cedars-Sinai Technology Transfer Office plays a crucial role in helping bring new therapies and medical devices created at the medical center to the marketplace, where they can have the greatest impact on society.

Stats: Women in Clinical Trials

24 Percentage of female participants in heart-related studies (reported in 2014), even though heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. 3 The number of representatives in Congress currently co-sponsoring the Research for All Act. Read On

Stats: Education and Training

500 Number of medical residents and fellows trained at Cedars-Sinai in fiscal year 2014. 11 Number of surgery residents who began their training last June at Cedars- Sinai. 4,000 Number of student nurses who have received clinical education and mentorship Read On

We Need This Stat

8.6 MILLION Approximate number of American women currently living with heart disease 71 Percentage of women who experience early warning signs of a heart attack but do not display typical male symptoms 12 to 1 Ratio of women who die Read On

We Need This Stat

86Students from Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Cornell were among the 86 new residents who came to Cedars-Sinai last summer. Cedars-Sinai recruited residents from 46 different U.S. medical schools, from Hawaii to New York. 90In 2011, 90 percent of Cedars-Sinai liver Read On


Video What is CVS? Dr. Williams Explains. Watch Now More than 27,000 women have sought the CVS expertise of John Williams, III, MD, director of Reproductive Genetics at Cedars-Sinai. CVS, or chorionic villus sampling, is a less invasive alternative to Read On