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Dr. Marie M. Daly

Marie Maynard Daly (April 16th 1921 – October 28th 2003) was an American biochemist.

She was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry (awarded by Columbia University in 1947).

Dr. Marie Daly was a trailblazer in the field of biochemistry and was a pioneer in researching the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease.

Daly also served as an investigator for the American Heart Association; she was especially interested in how hypertension affects the circulatory system. While teaching at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she continued research on arteries and the effects of cigarette smoke on the lung.

She was a member of the prestigious board of governors of the New York Academy of Sciences for two years. Additional fellowships that Daly received throughout her career include the American Cancer Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences and Council on Arteriosclerosis of the American Heart Association.

She was designated as a career scientist by the Health Research Council of the City of New York. Daly retired in 1986 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and in 1988 established a scholarship for African American chemistry and physics majors at Queens College in memory of her father.

In 1999, she was recognized by the National Technical Association as one of the top 50 women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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