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Ten amazing women, one powerful photo shoot. Take a look behind the scenes and hear from our Wonder Women.

Woman's Work

When it comes to academic medicine, women are entering the field in large numbers at the level of instructor, but the pipeline to leadership has leaks.

39.5% of professors are women and 60.1% are men. View the infographic
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Dr. Georgeanna Jones: Wonder Woman of Infertility

As a medical student, she was the first to demonstrate that the pregnancy hormone arose from the placenta rather than from the pituitary, as was commonly thought.


She was named the first full-time reproductive endocrinologist at a medical school.


With future husband Dr. Howard Jones Jr., she established a Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.


She was appointed Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a position she held until she was forced to retire in 1978.


She was the first to identify and describe “ovarian resistance syndrome” and showed that stimulation of menstruating women with menopausal gonadotropin increased the number of eggs available for in vitro fertilization.


With Dr. Howard Jones Jr., she relocated to Norfolk to co-found EVMS Obstetrics and Gynecology and was appointed Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS.


With the birth of the first in vitro baby in the U.S. as the result of her research, she co-founded the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at EVMS.


of Virginians with HIV or AIDS reside in the Eastern Health Region — more than any of the other four health regions in the state.

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On campus or in the Pagoda, EVMS student educator serves with passion

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Class Notes

John Caruso, MD
(MD ’90, Surgery Residency ’94), has joined the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine as Director of Neurological Surgery at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Dr. Caruso also offers neurosurgery services at WVU Medicine Brain and Spine.
Victoria Cavanaugh, PhD
(Biomedical Science ’95), a former EVMS researcher, passed away in August.
Rachel Hartline, MD
(MD ’12), was featured in the article, “Full-spectrum family practice can still include obstetrics,” published in a September edition of Family Practice News.
Alison Hunt, LPC, ATR-BC
(Art Therapy ’10), has joined Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction, Vermont, as a licensed clinical mental health counselor and registered art therapist.
Matthew McLaughlin, MD
(Internal Medicine Residency, ‘14, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellowship ‘17), has joined Tidelands Health’s Inlet Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
Nici Singletary, MD
(MD ’82), Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, received the Presidential Award of Excellence from the American Red Cross, a national award recognizing Dr. Singletary’s thousands of hours of volunteer work over eight years.
Jonathan Strand, MD
(BioMed ‘08, MD ‘12, Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency ‘16) an Interventional Physiatrist, has joined Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Hampton Roads.