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Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, Yale and Princeton Universities

Inducted in 2010

Everyone knows her as Dr. Ruth, the woman who survived the Holocaust orphaned only to become one of the most famous science educators in the world candidly relating to millions on all issues concerning human sexuality through mass media. The 82 yr. old grandmother still shares her expertise with humor to vast audiences and challenges the scientific and academic community to further serious research. Dr. Ruth opened up an entire field for women by serving as a role model to other women writing books and speaking publicly about sexual and reproductive freedom. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Yale and Princeton Universities and a full Professor at NYU. She has twice been named "College Lecturer of the Year." She is currently serving as the Honorary President of the Council on Sexuality and Aging at the National Sexuality Resource Center.