Former assistant dean of medical school dies at 76

Pearl Rosenberg, a pioneer of women in the medical field and former assistant dean of Student Affairs at the Medical School, died Saturday from cancer at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was 76.
“She was her own person,” said Helene Horwitz, the current associate dean of Student Affairs at the Medical School.
Rosenberg spent much of her career making sure other women could become their own person.
She received a doctorate in clinical psychology and psychotherapy from Harvard University in 1952.
In 1973, Rosenberg became assistant dean at the University and began to open doors for other women.
“When she started here, there were hardly any women in here,” Horwitz said. “She pushed for more women to get into medical school. Students loved her.”
In 1983, her efforts landed her the Chrysallis Feminist of the Year Award.
Rosenberg was buried Sunday and is survived by daughter Sandra Rosenberg of Mendota Heights, daughter Lois Rosenberg Kluger of Brewster, Mass., son Carl Rosenberg of Cleveland and six grandchildren.

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