Does a name really matter? It seems that gender stereotypes play a major role in weather related deaths. Lead researcher Dr. Kiju Jung of the University of Illinois reports that significantly more deaths occur during a hurricane given a feminine name as opposed to that of one given a male name. For instance, we all remember the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Presumably, people unconsciously think a “female” storm will not be as strong as a “male” storm and make their preparations accordingly. So, disregard the name when responding to and preparing for a hurricane; gender-based expectations don’t apply to the weather!
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Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.