Women's Global Health Institute to share updates, outlook, high tea

September 17, 2013  

Research updates, announcement of upcoming pilot grant opportunities, and high tea will welcome campus guests of the Women's Global Health Institute on the afternoon of Sept. 26. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are encouraged to register.

WGHI, which launched in March 2012, has planned a multidimensional look at its progress for 1 to 5 p.m. at the High Tea and Update at the Hall for Discovery and Learning Research's first-floor atrium. The institute's director is Connie Weaver, head and Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.

The event will be valuable to researchers and administrators. The participants will brainstorm the potential research projects and directions in WGHI's four research platforms: wellness, neurodegenerative disorders, bone health, and women's cancers.

Participants also will meet the institute's External Advisory Council and Internal Steering Committee, discussing opportunities in creating training programs, entrepreneurship and research teams in women's health.

The day's schedule:

* 1 p.m. -- Open meeting. Updates plus presentations by two pilot grant recipients.
* 2 p.m. -- Breakout sessions I
* 2:30 p.m. -- Breakout sessions II
* 3 p.m. -- High tea. Three presentations on nutrients, technology and medicine for women's health.

Names of presenters and a registration page are available by going to www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/WGHI. Registration is free but attendees need to register for event planning and to select breakout sessions.

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