American Medical Womens Association Honors Dr. Marianne Legato With 2002 Woman In Science Award

February 5, 2002

ANNOUNCEMENT: Columbia Professor Headlines Barnard Global Health Summit Dr. Marianne Legato, professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and founder and director of the Partnership for Gender Specific Medicine, will join some of the most influential leaders in health policy, journalism, and medicine on April 5 at Barnard College for a global summit on women's health issues.

Five complimentary tickets are now available for P&S medical students - call 212-854-2037 for more information.

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TWENTY INFLUENTIAL POLICYMAKERS, OPINION LEADERS, MEDICAL SPECIALISTS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK OF GLOBAL TRENDS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH AND CHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE

On April 5, Barnard College in New York City will convene a day-long Summit on women's health, bringing together 20 influential medical specialists, policymakers, opinion leaders, health activists, writers and journalists to explore trends in women's health worldwide and changing attitudes toward women's health issues. The 2003 Barnard Summit: Women and Health will go beyond discussion of specific diseases and treatments to take stock of how changes in women's lives affect their health and how women's health acts as a barometer for society's well being.

Three panel discussions will be led by:

Barnard College President Judith Shapiro ABC News 20/20 correspondent Lynn Sherr NBC Weekend Today co-anchor Soledad O'Brien Panelists will include: Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cynthia Leive Economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Columbia University Earth Institute, advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Our Bodies, Ourselves co-author Judy Norsigian Dr. Marianne Legato, professor of clinical medicine, Columbia University; founder and director, the Partnership for Gender Specific Medicine Dr. Afaf I. Meleis, dean of nursing, University of Pennsylvania and president, International Council on Women's Health Issues Gates Foundation HIV-AIDS Director Dr. Helene Gayle New York Times science writer and author Gina Kolata National Institutes of Health women's health director Dr. Vivian Pinn Dr. Susan F. Wood, Director, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women's Health Dr. Judith Reichman, author and co-host of PBS's Straight Talk on Menopause Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel Faye Waddleton, president, Center for Gender Equity

The day-long event will focus on reproductive and mental health, gender differences in health care and research, AIDS, eating disorders, depression and menopause. Three panels will explore: current health trends among women; whether hospitals, the health care profession and medical researchers are serving women's needs; and the relevance of women's health internationally to sustainable development and global stability and security.

To learn more about the Barnard Summit: Women and Health, including a complete list of participants, and to purchase advance seating, visit the web site: http://www.barnard.edu/summit

Tickets at $65 for the public (includes buffet lunch) may be purchased online at www.barnard.edu/summit or by calling Esterow Events at (212) 626-6536. For more information, send an email to: summit@barnard.edu

The Summit takes place in the LeFrak Gymnasium, 3009 Broadway at West 117th Street on the Barnard College campus in New York City. The program begins at 9:30 A.M., closing at 4 P.M. The doors open at 8:30 A.M. Advance registration is required and seating is limited.

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