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National Institutes of Health director to speak at R-MWC

Dr. Vivian Pinn is Lynchburg native

3/17/2004 12:37:01 PM

   

LYNCHBURG, Va. — In association with Women's History Month and Black History Month, Lynchburg native Dr. Vivian Pinn will give a lecture on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM in Houston Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Pinn is the director of the Office of Research on Women's Health in Bethesda, Maryland, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that promotes and supports efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research. She also serves as associate director for research on women's health at the NIH.

Pinn attended public schools in Lynchburg, Virginia, earned her BA from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and her MD from the University of Virginia: School of Medicine. In October 1994 Pinn was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been recognized as a leader among black women in the field of women's health research. Among her recent awards, Pinn received the 2000 Catherine McFarland Award from the University of Pennsylvania for distinguished service in women's health.





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