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Schulich proud moment in history

The late Dr. Carol Buck was the first female PhD graduate. She also became the first female Department Chair, leading the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 1967 to 1977. An international leader in the discipline of epidemiology, Buck had a passionate commitment to the field, which was demonstrated by her extensive work and more than 90 scientific articles she authored. She has also served as the President of the International Epidemiological Association and as a member of the Pan American Health Organization’s advisory committee on medical research.