Jeremiah Stamler Cardiovascular researcher

Born in New York City to a dentist and a schoolteacher, Stamler went to school to become a doctor, but he didn’t want to practice, he wanted to do research. His interest: understanding heart problems so they could be prevented. He coined the term “risk factors” to indicate there are many, including, he found, increased … Read more

From This is True for 30 January 2022

Tom Carten Priest

Due to several factors, this entry is hosted on my blog. See Father Tom Carten, CSC.  

From This is True for 23 January 2022

Alexa McDonough MP

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, McDonough became “a public servant in the truest sense,” said Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston. She not only dedicated her life to politics, she dedicated herself to help those who wanted to follow in her footsteps, especially women. In 1970 she helped craft the Canadian Liberal Party’s social policy platform … Read more

From This is True for 16 January 2022

Beatrice Mintz Cancer biologist

Born in New York City, Mintz graduated magna cum laude from NYC’s Hunter College, but due to ​antisemitic admission quotas at east coast universities, she had to move to the University of Iowa to get her Master’s and PhD in biology. She was a professor of biological science at the University of Chicago from 1946 … Read more

From This is True for 9 January 2022