The Women's Health Research Institute will host a special event celebrating National Women's Health Week on May 14, 2013. This year, our event will focus on the impact of diet and nutrition on women’s health.  Activities will include a keynote speaker, Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, from the Center for Lifestyle Medicine, a poster session on current local research in women’s health, and exhibits promoting women-friendly specialty clinics at Northwestern and other institutions in Chicago.  We hope you will join us for this exciting event at Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois!  It is free and open to researchers, clinicians, students and the general public, but registration is required.

Lecture: Holly Herrington, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.  Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and pursued her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in 2009. Holly is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.  Her lecture will be held at noon at the Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, 3rd floor.  We have reached capacity so registration is now closed.

Posters:  This poster session will feature basic, translational, behavioral and clinical research on women’s health.  Abstracts are due by May 1. The poster session will be held between 11:00 am-1:30 pm, May 14, in the Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, 3rd floor Atrium, Room M, & Room N.  Faculty, researchers, and students who would like to submit a poster abstract can do so by clicking here.

Exhibit:  Tables will be available for health providers who offer clinical services that are female friendly between 11:00 am- 1:30 pm, May 14, in the Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, 3rd floor Atrium. If you sponsor a clinic of special interest to women and would like to have an exhibit table to feature your services, please complete an application.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

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