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TWU Science Seminar April 16

4/2/04


DENTON – Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, acting director of the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health, will be the featured speaker at the Texas Woman's University Science Seminar, April 16 at 3 p.m. in room 202 of the Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) building. The title of her presentation is "Global Health: A View Through The Woman's Lens." The public is welcome to attend the free program.

FIC's more than 20 programs and initiatives are aimed at reducing disparities in the health status between rich and poor countries. Its initiatives address infectious disease threats, including HIV/AIDS; adverse health impacts of environmental pollution; maternal and child health concerns; the burden of brain disorders in the developing world; and other global health challenges.

Dr. Hrynkow joined Fogarty in 1995 and has served as deputy director since 2000. Among her specific areas of focus at FIC are efforts to combat brain drain for junior scientists from developing nations who are trained in the U.S.; efforts to enhance recruitment and retention of women in science in the developing world; initiatives to build capacity in the neurosciences in low- and middle-income nations; and efforts to build partnerships with private groups, other U.S. agencies and foreign counterparts to support novel initiatives in global health.

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Roy Kron
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu