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ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, PLANNERS, AND HEALTH REPORTERS
CARE EXPERTS DISCUSS EMPOWERING WOMEN OVER 50
and Making Choices: A Look at Research on Women's Health After 50."
The National Center on Women and Aging and the Center of Excellence
in Women's Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago will
offer a one-day conference. The conference will provide women with
an opportunity to address health concerns, experiences and the special
challenges confronted at midlife and beyond.
Part of a national
project created by the National Center on Women and Aging at Brandeis
University, the conference will also be presented in several cities
across the country including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.
Nelson, author of "Strong Women Eat Well," "Strong Women Stay
Young" and "Strong Women, Strong Bones"
Vivian Pinn, director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National
Institutes of Health
Marilyn Hughes Gaston, director of the Bureau of Primary Health
Care, Health Resources and Services Administration and former
assistant surgeon general
Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave.
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UIC was designated
a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Public
Health Services' Office on Women's Health, Department of Health
and Human Services in the fall of 1998. The program has a primary
commitment to provide comprehensive research-based care to women
in a woman-sensitive clinical environment. UIC is also Chicago's
exclusive Spirit of Women health care provider.
Center on Women and Aging was established in 1995 to improve the
lives of midlife and older women through research, policy analysis
and community education. The center's unique approach combines the
development and dissemination of research with the building of community
partnerships to promote the security, health, independence and well
being of women as they age.
is sponsored by the Wallerstein Family Foundation for Geriatric
Life Improvement, the Retirement Research Foundation, Chicago Foundation
for Women, and Pfizer Women's Health.