The Perry Initiative

Inspiring Women to Be Leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery & Engineering

The Perry Initiative, a non-profit founded in 2009, encourages high school girls to enter the female-deficient fields of engineering and orthopedics by providing hands-on workshops (such as fixing fractured bones using internal rods) interspersed with presentations from medical professionals and engineering faculty. The first annual Perry Program was held at Tulane in October, 2012, with volunteer help from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Physics and Engineering Physics Departments. Starting in 2019, the Perry Initiative is now hosted at Tulane University School of Medicine. Our next event will be held in Spring 2020. More information here.