Women of Inspiration: How the Power of One Can Impact Our World
Please join us for Pratt's annual Women's History Month event, Women of Inspiration: How The Power Of One Can Impact Our World on Wednesday, March 28th. For the second year in a row, we are holding an event to highlight the accomplishments of women in STEM and raise awareness of little known historical contributions to STEM fields.
This year we will be screening the movie "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells-taken without her knowledge in 1951-became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet her story has remained virtually unknown until recent years.
In the spirit of acknowledging the important contributions women have made to science and medicine in the past and present, we are honored to highlight the innovative work of Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, Robert W. Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Carla Brady, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology. These two faculty members are making significant contributions to their field and using their research to advance women's health in very different ways. Dr. Ramanujam and Dr. Brady will share their inspiring stories, impactful research, and participate in a discussion with the audience prior to screening the film.