"JOLIET – Back in 1969, Sister MaryAnn Jerkofsky graduated from Baylor Medical School in Texas with a doctorate in virology.
She was fascinated with viruses, the way they reproduce and how they function in a body. That fascination led her to seek her degree, but the road back then was not an easy one.
In 1969, not many women sought a doctorate degree, and even fewer entered a male-dominated field of medicine and graduated from Baylor Medical School.
“Most of my career, I have been the only woman,” Jerkofsky said.
But Jerkofsky said as the years wore on, she noticed something that made her happy."
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