Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians

View the National Library of Medicine (NLM) produced Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians in the Orbach Library.

The traveling banner exhibition and companion website highlight the lives and achievements of women physicians in the U.S. who have made a difference through their medical practice and research, work as activists, service as administrators, and mentorship to the next generation of doctors. Rise, Serve, Lead! includes a selection of the women featured in the 2003 NLM exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians, encouraging today’s audiences to connect with the work of these pioneers.

The companion website showcases the biographies of more than 300 women doctors who have made their mark on the profession. The online exhibition also includes an education component with a K-12 lesson plan about first woman doctor Elisabeth Blackwell, and a digital gallery that features a curated selection of fully digitized items from the historical collections of the NLM, which are also available in their entirety in NLM Digital Collections.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website. The request for hosting this exhibit was submitted to NLM by our Medical Librarian Elisa Cortez resulting in the UCR Library being chosen as a host institution. 

Event Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians
Location Orbach Science Library, 1st Floor (atrium area)
Dates Tuesday, January 9 - February 17, 2024

View this exhibit during the Library's operating hours. Please note, we will be closed on Monday, January 15. For library hours, visit or view below.

Monday  - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Parking Free Visitor Parking is available on Fridays, starting at 12:00 PM through 6:00 AM Monday morning in the unreserved spaces of the following parking lots/structures:
  • Lot 6 Blue
  • Lot 13 Blue
  • Big Springs Parking Structure 2
  • Lot 26 Gold
  • Lot 30 Gold
  • Lot 50 Gold
Paid Visitor Parking information can be found here.