Dr. Asha S. Kapadia, was one of five women honored at the Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project reception recently in the Texas Medical Center Library. Dr. Kapadia is professor emeritus of biostatistics at UTHealth School of Public Health. She first came to the School of Public Health in 1984. She earned an SM degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and a PhD in statistics from Harvard University in 1969 (and was one of the first women to do so).
The project recognizes the significant contributions made by women to the development of the Texas Medical Center and the advancement of health sciences and medicine. The oral histories of these outstanding women are recorded and preserved for posterity in the archives at the Library, and will be available in September 2015.
Dr. Kapadia’s former student, Dr. Jay Wolfson, introduced Dr. Kapadia at the reception. Dr. Wolfson is now distinguished service professor in public health, medicine and pharmacy and associate vice president of health law, policy and safety at the University of South Florida. Dr. Wolfson earned his DrPH at UTHealth School of Public Health with Kapadia as his dissertation advisor.
Dr. Adrian Melissinos, nursing historian and former UTHealth School of Nursing PARTNERS chair, introduced each of the women being honored at the reception, and Dr. L. Maximilian Buja, former dean of UTHealth Medical School and former UTHealth executive vice president for academic affairs, welcomed reception attendees.
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