The metropolitan New York chapter of the Association for Women in Science has given four researchers the 1990 Outstanding Woman Scientist Award. In a June ceremony, the association honored physicist Gertrude Goldhaber, of Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, biochemist Birgit Satir, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., chemist Jeannette Brown, of Merck and Co., Rahway, N.J., and Patricia Broderick, a professor of pharmacology at City University Medical School in New York.

According to Mary Moller, chairwoman of the chapter's Awards and Reception Committee, the honored women have "made not only significant contributions to their field, but have also worked to promote the position of women in science."

Among the winners, Satir has participated in the production of a videotape about the careers of women scientists. Brown was a long-time member of the American Chemical Society's committee on women's issues. Goldhaber has served on many...

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