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Dr Florence P Haseltine


[Dr Florence Haseltine]
  • Professor, Nursing


Prior to coming to UTA she was the Director of the Center for Population Research of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Florence Haseltine has been at the forefront of health technology since the early 1980s. She is also an innovator and inventor holding numerous patents. She has tirelessly promoted the advancement of women and was the founding editor of the Journal for Women’s Health. In 1990 she founded the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research (SWHR). She was named Emerita Scientist upon her retirement from NIH in 2012. Dr. Haseltine consults in the area of medical and biomedical research for developers of databases, scientific software, webpage designers, and manufacturers of medical devices. Her company, Haseltine Systems, manufactures containers to protect wheelchairs, for which she holds both design and business patents. Her current activities include developing mobile apps, among them Embryo and Human Genome. She received her undergraduate degree in Biophysics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1964, and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1970 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained an M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1972, interned at the University of Pennsylvania, and did her residency at Boston Hospital for Women (Brigham & Women’s Hospital). Before moving to NIH, she was an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Inventors, and in 2012 received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Health and Dignity of Women and Girls from the Friends of the United Nations Population Fund.


    • 1972 MED in Medicine
      Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, 1972
    • 1970 PhD in Biophysics
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1970
    • 1964 BA in Biophysics
      University of California, Berkeley, 1964


    • May 1985 to May 2012 Director
      Center for Population Research ,National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD,
    • July 1976 to May 1985 Associate Professor
      Ob/Gyn and Pediatrics ,Yale University Medical School (New Haven, CT,

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2015 Fellow sponsored by National Academy of Inventors
    • Dec  2013 Alma Dea Morani, MD Renaissance Woman Award sponsored by Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine
    • Dec  2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Health and Dignity of Women and Girls sponsored by Friends of UNFPA
    • Dec  2011 Group award for iPhone Embryo App sponsored by National Library of Medicine
    • Dec  2003 Distinguished Service Award sponsored by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Dec  2001 Barbara Eck Menning Founder’s Award sponsored by Research!America
    • Dec  1998 Kilby Laureate Award sponsored by Kibly Foundation
    • Dec  1996 Kass Lecturer sponsored by Harvard University
    • Dec  1996 Women in Science Award sponsored by American Medical Women’s Association
    • Dec  1994 Albert Einstein Distinguished Alumna sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • Dec  1994 Public Health Service Superior Service Award sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services
    • Dec  1993 Fellow sponsored by AAAS
    • Dec  1993 Honoree sponsored by American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
    • Dec  1993 Outstanding Learning Disabled Achiever Award sponsored by The Lab School of Washington
    • May  1993 Elected to the National Academy of Medicine sponsored by National Academy of Medicine