Women in Medicine and Science
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Marc Tischler, Ph. D

Dr. Marc Tischler earned his BA degree in biology at Boston University, MS in Chemistry at University of South Carolina and PhD in Biochemistry at University of Pennsylvania. After postdoctoral training in Physiology at Harvard Medical School, in 1979 he joined the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Following a 22-year research career that mostly included funding from NASA and 4 space shuttle experiments, he switched his major focus over the past 15 years to medical curriculum development, medical teaching and mentoring. To date he has mentored more than 300 individuals more than 65% of whom have been women and of these more than 110 have advanced to enter postgraduate programs including MD, MD/PhD, PhD, PharmD, DDS, MS/MPH, aw and Physical Therapy. While mentoring Eleni, founder of WIMS, she asked Dr. Tischler to serve as faculty sponsor/advisor to WIMS.

Cindy Neal, Assistant Director of MARC

Cindy arrived in Tucson in July, 1998 coming from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Her first position at University of Arizona was with Planning, Design & Construction. Cindy deeply missed direct interaction with students and soon found her perfect position. She has been with the MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program since November, 1999, currently serving as the Assistant Director. Cindy says the MARC Program gives her great satisfaction in knowing she might contribute to the success of a student. She also loves her involvement with UROC (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium) and in serving on the board of the ASEMS (Arizona‚Äôs Science, Engineering and Math Scholars) Program, finding them both very rewarding. In essence, she loves meeting and working with students desiring to grow and become more through networking and connections with others. She loves to watch movies and is an avid sports fan. Go Wildcats! Email: