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Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is Vice President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation and President of the Association for Women in Science. She is also an adjunct associate professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Fitzpatrick lectures and writes on issues concerning applications of neuroscience to clinical problems, the role of private philanthropy in the support of scientific research, and on issues related to the public dissemination of and understanding of science. She serves on the boards of the Ontario Brain Institute, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and she is a past member of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Why I Don't Like the Phrase 'Cancer Survivor'

Susan Fitzpatrick | August 1, 2013
Why is it that survivors of other devastating personal traumas – fires, floods, tornadoes – rarely use celebratory hero language? Mostly, they speak of themselves as lucky…