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Women in Science Conference


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Northeastern Illinois University
Address: 5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth and in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Northeastern Illinois University, this conference will include fascinating seminars, engaging roundtable discussions, inspiring lectures, a book reading for children, and a film screening. The agenda will feature renowned international speakers from various fields of study, including globally renowned Public Health expert, Professor Witold Zatonski, M.D., an Epidemiologist from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland.

With an inspiring story of tenacity and empowerment, Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel prize and the only person to receive two Nobel prizes in two different disciplines (physics and chemistry). She is honored for her discovery of radium and polonium, her remarkable push for clinical adaptation of her laboratory findings to benefit medical patients, and her extraordinary contribution to the fight against cancer.

Monday, September 18-Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: TBD

The conference is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact m-maliszewska@neiu.edu