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Symposium On Women’s Health Oct. 28

10/22/03


HOUSTON — Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Medical Center Women’s Health Network are hosting the first TMC Women’s Health Symposium Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, 1515 Hermann Drive. Admission is free but registration is required.

Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, director of the National Institutes of Health Office for Research on Women’s Health, will be the guest speaker. Her topic is “Trends in Women’s Health Research: Where Do We Go From Here?”

To register for the symposium, contact Cheryl Holcombe at (713) 794-2480, cholcombe@twu.edu or visit http://whn.library.tmc.edu. To date, more than 250 health care professionals have registered.

The Office for Research on Women’s Health, under Dr. Pinn’s leadership, serves as the focal point for women’s health research at the NIH and sets the women’s health research agenda for the nation.

Prior to Dr. Pinn joining the NIH in 1991, she was a professor and the chair of the Department of Pathology at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She also has taught at Tufts University and Harvard Medical School. She earned her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1967 and was the only woman and minority in her class.

The TMC Women’s Health Network was founded in 2002 by Dr. Kathryn Peek, research professor and director of the TWU Institute for Women’s Health, and Dr. Joey Weiner Fisher, assistant professor of medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. The goals of the organization include fostering interdisciplinary collaborations in women’s health research and education; raising awareness among health professionals, policy makers and the community about key issues in women’s health; increasing resources committed to women’s health; promoting leadership and career opportunities in women’s health and linking local, regional and national women’s health resources.

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu