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February 15, 2002



Hall of Famer In an induction ceremony to be held October 5 in Seneca Falls, New York, Dorothy Hansine Andersen '22 (1901–1963) will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, located in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women's rights and site of the first Women's Rights Convention of 1848. Andersen was a pediatrician and pathologist who was the first to identify the disease cystic fibrosis. She also developed a simple, definitive diagnostic test for the disease. Among the twelve other new inductees, who were originally scheduled for induction last year (the events of September 11 delayed the ceremony), are Lucille Ball and Rosalynn Carter. In March of 2001, when the 2001 inductees were announced, the hall of fame issued the following statement: "We are proud to honor these thirteen women who have changed all aspects of the human condition. Women's History Month highlights women who have struggled against all odds, some of whom are still virtually unknown. It is our mission to let everyone become aware of the extraordinary accomplishments of this year's inductees along with the 176 honorees already in the National Women's Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony gives all of us an opportunity to be inspired by the diverse achievements of these women." Inductees of the National Women's Hall of Fame are chosen through a rigorous national selection process. Judges on the National Honors Committee include leaders in education, business, arts, sciences, and prominent national organizations. Selection criteria for induction include the enduring value of a nominee's contribution to society and her significant contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy, or science. For more information about Andersen, visit

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