Helen Ranney

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Helen Margaret Ranney (April 12, 1920 – April 5, 2010) was an American doctor and hematologist that researched sickle-cell anemia.[1] Ranney was a faculty member and the first female head of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She attended medical school at Columbia University.[2] In 1973, she was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences[3] and the Institute of Medicine.[4] She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1975.[5]


  1. ^ Denise Gellene (April 14, 2010). "Helen Ranney, Pioneer in Sickle Cell Research, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biography: Dr. Helen M. Ranney". Changing the face of medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Helen M. Ranney". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Directory: IOM Member - Helen M. Ranney, M.D.". Institute of Medicine. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter R" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 29, 2014.