WOOD TO GIVE LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION AT UIC
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
Noon - 1 p.m.
UIC College of
833 S. Wood St., room 134-2
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
working for passage of clinical trials legislation
- assisting Gov.
Ryan's efforts to add $1 million for the Office of Women's Health
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.