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Joanne Chory feted in Paris celebration of Women in Science

Joanne Chory

Salk plant biologist Joanne Chory was honored in Paris, France, with a larger-than-life photo on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The commemoration was a part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the L'Oreal—UNESCO For Women in Science program. In 2000, Chory was the first North American laureate to be inducted into the organization.

Founded in 1998, the L'Oreal—UNESCO For Women in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote remarkable women who have contributed to scientific progress on every continent and to promote scientific advances worldwide. More than 1700 women in 110 countries have subsequently received support from the program.