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Influential women in occupational health
  1. I L Feitshans1,
  2. D F Salerno2
  1. 1Adjunct Faculty, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Albany, NY, USA
  2. 2Clinical Communications Scientist, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Deborah F Salerno; 

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The JECH Gallery series that debuts this month “Influential women in occupational health”1 highlights advances by women in occupational health, providing a venue to see the female face of many important contributors. The underrepresentation of women in scientific research has been underscored in many studies,2 with a paucity of biographies contributing to a shortage of role models for students …

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