|Name||Willey Glover Denis|
|Birth||February 26, 1879 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Birth Place||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Death||(aged 49) New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Died At||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Alma Mater||University of Chicago H. Sophie Newcomb College Bryn Mawr College|
|Institution||U.S. Department of Agriculture
University of Chicago
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Tulane University Medical School)
Events Occured in Scienctist Life
Biography Denis earned her A.B. in 1899, majoring in modern languages at Tulane's H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College.
In 1905 she moved to the University of Chicago, pursuing a doctorate in organic chemistry.
Dennis then taught at Grinnell College for a year, moving to the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she worked until 1909.
In 1920, Denis was appointed to the faculty of Tulane Medical School, the first appointment of a woman to a major U.S. medical school.
Denis died on January 9, 1929, aged 49, from complications from metastatic breast cancer.