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Distinguished Alumnae

Helene “Lanie” Zimmermann Hill '46

Dr. Helene “Lanie” Zimmermann Hill ’46, retired Professor of Radiology from Rutgers University is noted for her research in radiobiology of melanoma as it relates to radiation resistance and photobiology of melanin as it relates to pigmentation. 
Dr. Hill has contributed articles to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Cancer Research, BioEssays, the Journal of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis and the Journal of Pigment Cell Research. Dr. Hill is a member or lifetime member of numerous medical and scientific professional associations.In 2016, she published Hidden Data: the Blind Eye of Science, a book about scientific fraud. On her website, she states: “I want other scientists but especially women to know that you have to keep fighting for what you believe in, no matter what the odds. And even though I lost (a False Claims Act aka Lincoln Law lawsuit), I want changes to come about with the ways scientific misconduct is handled.” Dr. Hill was previously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1991 and the Smith College Medal in 1997. She is a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  
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