Friday, March 24, 2006

Women's Health-Related Events at Vanderbilt

For the upcoming World Health Week, Vanderbilt is hosting several lectures, a couple of which may be particularly relevant to women's health. The following events will begin at noon and take place in 208 Light Hall.

Wednesday, March 29
"Contraception/HIV links: What we know about the overlapping fields of family planning and HIV prevention," Willard Cates Jr., M.D., M.P.H., president and CEO of Family Health International's Institute for Family Health. Cates, who formerly directed the Division of STD/HIV Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also chairs the executive committee of the National Institutes of Health's HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)."

Friday, March 31
"Beyond Stereotypes: The Feminization of the HIV Pandemic," Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Ph.D., associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Abdool Karim directs the Columbia University-Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP), and the Women and AIDS program at CAPRISA (Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa).

The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center at Vanderbilt is also hosting some relevant events:

Tuesday, March 28
The Margaret Cuniniggim Lecture: Sexuality, Spirituality, and Religion: What's the Connection?
7pm in Vanderbilt's Wilson Hall room 103
What: The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, an ordained minister and a
sexologist for the past 30 years, will help us explore the
connection between our sexuality and our faiths. Rev. Haffner will
be speaking on topics such as: What does the Bible really say
about sex? Why are so many religious institutions concerned about
your sex life? What's the new movement for sexual justice in faith
Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies, The Carpenter Program
in Religion, Gender and Sexuality, The Chaplain's Office, and CABLE.
Who: This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact

Making Connections: A discussion group about Body Image.
What: Come join a discussion group to learn about making closer
connections with others, your body, and most importantly -
yourself. Topics may include body image, intimate relationships,
self confidence, managing anxiety and stress, and many others.
Come check it out. Confidential.
Who: Free and open to anyone 18 and up with an interest in these
For more information and location: call Pamela
Fishel-Ingram, Ph.D. at 343-3561 or email, or call the Women's Center at

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