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February 18, 2000 Contact: Jody Oesterreicher(312) 996-8277,



In celebration of Women's Heritage month at UIC, the first female lieutenant governor of the State of Illinois, Corinne Wood, will give a presentation on leadership in women's health in the past, present and future. The UIC College of Pharmacy is sponsoring the presentation.


Wood will be welcomed and introduced by:

  • Sylvia Manning, UIC interim chancellor
  • Rosalie Sagraves, dean, UIC College of Pharmacy


Wednesday, March 8
Noon - 1 p.m.


UIC College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St., room 134-2


Women's health care continues to be a top priority for Corinne Wood, a breast cancer survivor and long-time women's health advocate. She is leading the administration's efforts to improve women's health education and services through the "Women's Health Illinois" initiative. As lieutenant governor since January 1999, Wood already has demonstrated her commitment to women's health through these achievements:

  • initiating the "A Check for A Cure" public awareness campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research
  • successfully working for passage of clinical trials legislation
  • assisting Gov. Ryan's efforts to add $1 million for the Office of Women's Health
  • successfully working to restore $300,000 for osteoporosis and $1 million for breast cancer screenings in this year's budget

"It is a privilege to bring to the College of Pharmacy a leader of Corrine Wood's stature to express her first-hand views on leadership," Dean Sagraves said.

Wood is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois and a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law.


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