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Dr. Maureen Henderson, First Woman Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, 1971-1975Dr. Henderson joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in 1960 as an instructor. After joining the UMSOM faculty in 1960, she earned the title of Professor of Preventive Medicine in 1968 and was named Chair of the Department in December of 1971. At the time, she was the first woman to hold the title of Chair at Maryland’s medical school and one of few women chairs in schools of medicine around the country.