International Women's Day Celebration Features Panel Discussion with Three NIH International Women Scientists
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) and the NIH Office of Research
on Women's Health (ORWH), both part of the National Institutes
of Health (NIH), will host an International Women's Day Celebration
to honor women in the sciences. Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, NIH Director,
will provide introductory remarks.
The event will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, from 4-5:30
pm in Wilson Hall, Building 1 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
"International Women's Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate
the important achievements in science of women all over the world," said
FIC Acting Director, Dr. Sharon Hrynkow. "In particular, we
are recognizing women worldwide for the substantial contributions
they have made in the sciences and the valuable impact they have
had on our quality of life," added Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, Associate
Director for Research on Women's Health and Director of the NIH
Office of Research on Women's Health.
The event features three NIH international female scientists who
will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "International
Women Scientists at NIH: Their Research and Career Paths."
The panelists are Dr. Grace Yeh (from Taiwan), the National Cancer
Institute; Dr. Maria Morasso (from Venezuela), the National Institute
of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases; and Dr. Linda
Peters (from New Zealand), the National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders.
A light reception will follow. The event is free and open to the
public. The NIH campus is accessible from the Medical Center metro
stop on the Red Line.
The Fogarty International Center, the international component
of the NIH, addresses global health challenges through innovative
and collaborative research and training programs and supports and
advances the NIH mission through international partnerships. NIH
is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Press releases and other FIC materials are available at www.fic.nih.gov.