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The World in Medicine
July 20, 2005

Relief for Women Scientists

JAMA. 2005;294(3):297. doi:10.1001/jama.294.3.297-d

Nobel prize–winning scientists make their mark with research that substantially advances a field. Now, one Nobelist, developmental geneticist Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, PhD, director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, is proposing to advance science with an innovative program to help promising young female scientists who are struggling to balance family life with the demands of the laboratory bench.

The goal of the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation is to help highly qualified women contribute to top research in Germany. To foster this goal, the foundation has launched an initiative to lessen the demands on talented early-career women scientists who are also young mothers by contributing financial support—about $600 per month for 1 to 3 years—for child care and household help.

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