Dr. Vivian Pinn on Women's Health

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Bldg. - Auditorium - Room 132

IMED Seminar Series

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Free and open to the public.


Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMED)

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Dr. Vivian W. Pinn is the first full-time Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an appointment she has held since November 1991. In February 1994, she was also named Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH. Dr. Pinn came to NIH from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she had been Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology since 1982, and has previously held appointments at Tufts University and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pinn has long been active in efforts to improve the health and career opportunities for women and minorities. She has been invited to present the ORWH’s mandate, programs and initiatives to many national and international individuals and organizations with an interest in improving women’s health and the health of minorities. She led a national effort to reexamine priorities for the women’s health research agenda for the 21st century, involving over 1,500 advocates, scientists, policy makers, educators and health care providers in a series of scientific meetings across the country to determine progress as well as continuing, or emerging, areas in need of research. Her recent focus has been to raise the perception of the scientific community about the importance of sex and gender factors in basic science, clinical research, and health care.

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