The Blackwell Society was founded at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell in the Spring of 2021 on the 200th anniversary of Elizabeth Blackwell’s birth to honor the legacy of Drs. Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell Medicine and to connect and support our women faculty. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female physician in the United States and together with her sister, Emily, founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children which evolved into today’s New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Additionally, the Blackwell sisters created the Women’s Medical College of the NY Infirmary which was eventually absorbed into Weill Cornell Medicine. Since its creation, the Blackwell Society has planned and hosted near monthly events to engage faculty members of WCM on issues important to the professional development of women, including Well-Being, Salary Equity and Leadership. The Blackwell Society also hosts a listserv for regular news and dialogue.
To join The Blackwell Society listserv, please send your name and email address to: BlackwellSociety@med.cornell.edu.