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Save the Date: Sept 6, 2023

Women's Health Research Symposium 

     Keynote Speaker:  Christiane Kuhl 
     Chair of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Aachen RWTH
     Director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University       
     Hospital Aachen, University Hospital Aachen, Germany
Prof. Kuhl is an internationally recognized expert in the field of breast cancer imaging with a special emphasis in breast MRI. She has a long‐standing track record in the diagnosis as well as the interventional treatment of cancer, and authored or co‐authored well over 1000 papers and conference abstracts, including several highly‐cited landmark
papers on the use of MR imaging for breast cancer diagnosis. Her main interests are screening and precision imaging in oncology, with a main focus on breast and hepatobiliary cancer, and interventional oncology.  

She has received numerous awards, including e.g. the Mare‐Curie‐Ring (Holthusen Ring) of the German Roentgen Ray Society, the European Magnetic Resonance Award, the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) award, the Gold Medal of the ISMRM and of the European Society of Breast Imaging. She served as member of the working Group on Breast MRI of the United States Health Service's Office on Women's Health, Commission on Standards and Accreditation, and on the BI‐RADS‐Committee of the ACR. She has been elected as member of Leopoldina, Germany’s most prestigious National Academy of Sciences. She is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, and member of a number of international societies such as Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CIRSE). 

She studied medicine at the University of Bonn, Germany, and did her Ph.D. thesis on 31P MR spectroscopy in patients with mitochondrial encephalomyopathies with “summa cum laude” in 1992. She completed her residency training at the Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, in 1998. She became associate professor in 1999, and full professor of Radiology and vice chairman of the Department of Radiology of Bonn University in 2004. In 2010, she joined the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) to become Chairman and Director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Germany. 

Indiana CTSI and WGHI Restreat -- Feb 17, 2023

The playlist of the entire event

Selected talks:

Introduction and Breakout Sessions

Keynote "Navigating Women's Health Issues and Research" -- Janine Clayton, NIH
"Women's Health in Indiana" -- Lindsay Weaver, IN Department of Health


Congratulations to 2023 WGHI research grant awardees! 

Women's Health Research Grant Awardees: (click for details)


Women's Global Health Institute

The health of women and girls is of particular concern as a result of gender-related biological differences, socioeconomic status, and disparities in research involving women participants. At Purdue University, we deliver solutions through research and training that address these challenges, both nationally and internationally, through our work at the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI). The institute combines strong technology, engineering, natural and social sciences, and is a hub for interdisciplinary research. 

The institute aspires to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges in women’s health by securing partnerships and support for research and training from government, private foundations, and corporate companies. 

Our Women's Health Research Grant Program supports outstanding researchers in women's health. Here are the recent awardees. 

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