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WOMEN’S HEALTH LEADERS, SCHOLARS TO SHINE AT WOODROW WILSON-JOHNSON & JOHNSON 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE
PRINCETON, NJ—Young women’s sexuality in Iran, care issues for adolescent girls in detention centers, stress among mothers-to-be who don’t know their baby’s HIV status: Rising leaders in women’s health will present recent research in these and other areas at a March 2-3 conference hosted by Johnson & Johnson and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Featured speakers will also include Dr. Wanda Jones, Director of the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Vivian Pinn, Director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health; and Dr. Nancy Milliken, Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of California, San Francisco.
The March conference marks the 10th anniversary of the Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson Women’s Health Dissertation Fellowship. The only national program of its kind, the WW-J&J Women’s Health Fellowship provides $6,000 to support the last year of doctoral candidates’ work on original topics, either clinical or sociocultural/behavioral, that promise advances in women’s health. The Fellowships emphasize work with significance for women’s lives and for public policy or treatment. Funded by Johnson & Johnson, the program is administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Since 1996 the WW-J&J Fellowship has supported more than 100 Fellows completing Ph.D.s at such noted institutions as Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UC San Francisco. These Fellows now serve on the faculty and staff of such institutions as Harvard Medical School, Yale University, the Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Illinois. Others hold prestigious postdoctoral appointments, work with nonprofit organizations and school districts, serve the public health from inside private sector organizations, and practice health as private professionals.
Attendees at the March conference will include nearly 40 program alumni—leaders, scholars, and clinicians in fields like orthopedics, neuroendocrinology, anthropology, criminal justice, and health policy—as well as interested women’s health professionals and leaders. To arrange for press access, or for fuller program details, contact Beverly Sanford, the program director, at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (609-452-7007, ext. 181; email@example.com).
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