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- Maude Abbott, MD invented an international classification system for congenital heart disease, which became the definitive reference guide to the subject.
- Myra Adele Logan, MD becomes the first woman to operate on a human heart.
- Helen B. Taussig, MD, FACC developed the operation to correct the congenital heart defect that causes "blue baby" syndrome. This achievement led to her being known as the founder of pediatric cardiology.
- Olga M. Haring, MD, FACC becomes the first female Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
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- Helen B. Taussig, MD, FACC received the Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- Helen B. Taussig, MD, FACC becomes the first female president of the American Heart Association.
- Edith Irby Jones, MD helped to found the Association of Black Cardiologists.
- Jacqueline Noonan, MD, FACC becomes the first female governor of an ACC Chapter (Kentucky).
- Helen B. Taussig, MD, FACC becomes the first woman to be selected for ACC's gifted educator award.
- The Women In Thoracic Surgery Organization was founded.
- Suzanne B. Knoebel, MD, MACC becomes the first woman to receive ACC's distinguished fellow award.
- Bernadine Healy, MD, FACC becomes the first woman to direct the National Institutes of Health.
- Bernadine Healy, MD, FACC is the first woman to be recognized for her distinguished seivice by the ACC.
- Airlie A. C. Cameron, MD, FACC becomes first female president of Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
- Ruth Collins-Nakai, MD, MACC becomes the first woman chair of the Board of Governors.
- The American Heart Association's Women in Cardiology Committee is established.
- Suzanne B. Knoebel, MD, MACC becomes the first woman president and Master of theACC (MACC).
- The WIC Section's Professional Life Suivey is published for the first time in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
- Nancy Dickey, MD is inaugurated as the first female president of the American Medical Association.
- Elizabeth O. Ofili, MBBS, MPH, FACC becomes the first woman president of the Association of Black Cardiologists.
- The Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section holds its first Section meeting on Nov. 8 in New Orleans at AHA 2004.
- The British Cardiovascular Society's (BCS) Women in Cardiology Committee was established.
- The ACC officially launches the WIC Member Section.
- The WIC Virtual Mentorship Program launches on ACC's website.
- Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD becomes the first woman director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
- The first WIC Global Women's Breakfast takes place at ACC.06.
- The WIC Visiting Professor Program launches with visits to six internal medicine programs in its first year.
- Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH, FACC is the first woman awarded ACC's distinguished scientist award.
- ACC holds its first Women's Career and Professional Development Program.
- Nanette Kass Wenger, MD, MACC is named as ACC's first woman distinguished mentor.
- The first WIC Section Advocacy Workshop is held at ACC's Legislative Conference.
- Sarah Clarke, MD, FACC becomes the first female president of the BCS.
- The WIC Section celebrates its 10th anniversary at ACC.15.
- The first WIC Leadership Workshop is held at Heart House.