Betty Diamond of the Feinstein Institutes receives Women in Medicine and Scientific Leadership Award | Nation/world

Manhasset, New York -(BUSINESS WIRE) – October 3, 2022 –

For her dedication to empowering women in science, breakthrough achievements in molecular medicine and research contributions, Feinstein Institutes for Medical ResearchBetty Diamond, M.D.Award 2022 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group Women in Medicine and Scientific Leadership Award. This honor will be presented in November during a special ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Dr. Betty Diamond is the recipient of the AAMC Group Award for Women in Medicine and Scientific Leadership for her research in molecular medicine and advocacy for women in science at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. (credit: Feinstein Institutes)

The Women in Medicine and Scientific Leadership Group Awards honor outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the advancement of women leaders in academic medicine and science. Since receiving its first award in 1995, more than 30 individuals and organizations have been honored.

Dr.. Diamond is a manager Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes and is a leader in basic science research for autoimmune diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus. As a scientific leader, she has dedicated her career to helping fellow female investigators navigate their careers in the male-dominated – and often biased – field of medical research.

In 2010, Dr. Diamond helped form Advancement of women in science and medicine (AWSM – called “Awesome”) at the Feinstein Institutes to help advance career development opportunities for women scientists. Through charitable support, more than $3 million was raised to support female investigators during that time.

“Throughout my career, I have been committed to training women in my lab and mentoring women in academics from The Donald and Barbara Zucker College of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell,” said Dr. Diamond, Maureen and Ralph Nappe Professor of Autoimmune Diseases, where she is also director of the Ph.D. and Masters/PhD Programs. We know that women in science and medicine continue to be challenged by gender bias, and one of my goals is to empower all women scientists in order to facilitate progress toward greater equality.”

For more than four decades, Dr. Diamond has dedicated her career to studying DNA-reactive B cells, autoantibodies and their origin and effect on the body. I’ve focused on the effect these antibodies have on the brain and how they may contribute to changes in cognition or behavior in patients with lupus.

Dr. Diamond was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in May 2022 for her research in Molecular Medicine. Previously, she was president of the American Society of Immunology and served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology and the Scientific Board of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Dr. Diamond is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

This summer, Dr. Diamond and her colleagues welcomed The $3 million Global Science Team Award for studying the body’s recovery from lupus in diverse patient groups from the Lupus Research Alliance.

“Dr. Diamond is a widely respected physician and scientist and an advocate for women in science and medicine” Kevin J. Tracy, MD, President and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes and the Karches Family Chair of Excellence in Medical Research. “Her tireless efforts and leadership on behalf of her colleagues are inspiring and deserving of awards and honors.”

Dr. Diamond graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She headed the departments of rheumatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center.

About the Feinstein Institutes

Feinstein Institutes for Medical ResearchIt is the home of the Research Institutes of Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider and private employer in New York State. With 50 research laboratories, 3,000 clinical research studies, and 5,000 researchers and staff, the Feinstein Institutes raise the bar for medical innovation through its five Institutes for Behavioral Sciences, Bioelectronics, Cancer, Health System Sciences, and Molecular Medicine. We are making breakthroughs in genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, and autoimmunity, and we are a global scientific leader in bioelectronic medicine – a new scientific field with the potential to revolutionize medicine. For more information on how we produce knowledge to treat disease, visithttp://feinstein.northwell.eduand follow usLinkedIn

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