6th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day

We Must Do Better: Understanding and Addressing Cancer Disparities in Women

The Center for Research on Women and Gender, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the University of Illinois Cancer Center are pleased to announce the 6th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day. The UIC Woman’s Heath Research Day features research related to woman’s health and sex and gender differences in the topic area. The event includes presentations by two keynote speakers followed by oral presentations of the top two abstracts and the poster session.

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Women’s Health Research Day Speakers

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS | Breast Cancer Disparities: Why Doing Better Is the Only Option

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The Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Breast Surgery, Penn Medicine
Surgical Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center
Director, Health Equity Innovation, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Joanna Burdette, PhD | Using Organ on Chip to Study Pathogenesis of Ovarian Cancer From the Fallopian Tube

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Dr. Edward S. Mika & Josephine E. Mika Professor in Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Chemistry
Associate Dean for Research Pharmacy
Co-Lead Cancer Biology Research Program, University of Illinois Cancer Center
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy


Apr 17 2024


8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Student Center West (SCW), Thompson Rooms, 2nd Floor
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