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Maryland Hosts ADVANCE Lecture: Prevention of Women’s Age Related Diseases: Lessons from the Road Less Traveled

The University of Maryland ADVANCE Program and the School of Public Health are pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Connie M. Weaver, Distinguished Professor and department head in the the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Dr. Weaver will present Prevention of Women’s Age Related Diseases: Lessons from the Road Less Traveled from 1:30-2:30 pm.

Dr. Connie M. Weaver, is Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2015, she was appointed as a member to the FDA Science Advisory Board. In 2014, she was appointed to the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health. She was bestowed the honor of the Spirit of the Land Grant Award in 2013. She was selected as the Herbert Newby McCoy recipient in 2012. This award is the most prestigious research honor given by Purdue University. In 2010, she was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, of which she is a member of the Food and Nutrition Board. Also, in 2010 the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI) was formed at Purdue University. As founder and director, Dr. Weaver oversees the mission of improving the health of women globally through research and training by proactively identifying the causes and prevention of diseases related to women. In 2008, she became Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute. From 2000 to 2010, she was Director of the NIH Purdue-UAB Botanical Research Center to study dietary supplements containing polyphenolics for age-related diseases.

Please RSVP to jgreen28@umd.edu (link sends e-mail) by February 12th.