Iris Litt photo

Event Information

Date & Time
November 14, 2013 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Bechtel International Center - Assembly Room
584 Capistrano Way
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Iris F. Litt: Trailblazer for Gender in Medical Research


To watch the full version video of this event, click here.  For a shorter, 15 minute version featuring Iris Litt only, click here.

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Stanford Center for Health Research on Women & Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) are thrilled to present this event to honor Dr. Iris F. Litt and her contributions as a trailblazer for gender in medical research.  Dr. Litt served as Director of the Clayman Institute from 1990-1997 and upon her departure, the Institute created the Iris F. Litt, M.D. Fund to support Stanford faculty conducting research on women and gender.  Dr. Litt will speak and reflect on the history of gender in medical research and former Litt Fellows will reflect on the impact the Litt Fellowship had on their careers.  One of Dr. Litt's former mentees, Dr. Debra Katzman will be the keynote speaker and give a special presentation.

A reception will follow the event at Serra House.


  • Debra Katzman
    • Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
    • Senior Associate Scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children
    Dr. Debra Katzman is a Professor of Pediatrics, in the Department of Pediatrics and University of Toronto (UofT) and Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). In addition, she is a Member of the Institute of Medicine at the UofT. Dr. Katzman established the Eating Disorders Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1993 and was the Director of the...