The Center for Research on Women and Gender and National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health presents the 4th annual Women’s Health Research Day April 21.
The occasion takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. within the Thompson Rooms, Student Center West.
The day goals to advertise analysis and advance understanding of new developments in women’s health, with a specific focus this yr on the transition from reproductive health to reproductive justice. UIC school, college students and associates are invited to community and to showcase their analysis by way of poster and oral shows.
This yr’s keynote audio system are Elena Gutierrez, assistant professor in gender and women’s research and Latin American and Latino research, and Cynthia Summers, government vice chairman and vice chairman for communications and publications on the Guttmacher Institute.
“There’s been an upsurge in people realizing how important these issues are,” Summers stated. “How do we take the evidence that we have and make it widely available?”
Summers confused how necessary such conversations are to the general public and the UIC group.
“Reproductive health is an area that is so fundamental to human rights…it’s pivotal in achieving other goals,” she stated.