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Janet Rowley: Paying Tribute to a Scientific Giant

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Photo of Janet Rowley standing in a building at the University of Chicago.

Janet D. Rowley. Photo from University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Recently, someone asked me who would make it into my personal science and medicine “hall of fame.” That’s a tough question, because I am fortunate to know and admire a great many scientists. However, today I want to pay tribute to a dear friend who represents the very best of American biomedical research, and who died this week at the age of 88: Janet D. Rowley, M.D.