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Women's Health Research Symposium

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Friday, March 02, 2012
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hugh Taylor and BIRCWH Scholars

The Symposium is open to the public and highlights Women's Health Research at Duke.>> Keynote Speaker:Hugh S. Taylor, Yale School of Medicine. Title: Stem Cell Flux in the Uterus ->> Martha E. Payne, PhD,MPH,RD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Calcium as a Determinant of Brain Lesions in Older Women with Depression.>> Geeta K. Swamy, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal Immunization to Protect both Mother and Infant.>> Betty Tong, MD, MHS, Department of Surgery: Gender and Lung Cancer Outcomes: There is a difference.The purpose of the BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) Faculty Development Program is to formally establish and strengthen the Women's Health Research enterprise at Duke. The goal is to promote interdisciplinary research and transfer findings that will benefit the health of women, including sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. The BIRCWH Program provides advanced training, mentoring, and career guidance for junior faculty pursuing interdisciplinary research in Women's Health leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women. The BIRCWH program is led by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), along with nearly a dozen other NIH Institutes and Centers. BIRCWH research spans the spectrum of Women's Health topics, and the program is open to all types of clinicians and non-clinicians.