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"How Women Changed the World of Health Care"

Title:"How Women Changed the World of Health Care"
Date & Time:Sun Mar 10, 2024 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:In recognition of Women’s History Month, join Jane Plitt, director of the National Center of Women’s Innovations at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum for her lecture “How Women Changed the World of Health Care But Took Years to Be Recognized.” Discover the women behind Cataract Surgery, the Covid (RNA) vaccine, Ozempic, and treatments for Leprosy and Sickle Cell Anemia. She will be sharing the buried stories of number of women who were innovators in health care including Dr. Patricia Bath (cataract eye surgery), Dr. Katalin Kariko (mRNA development), Dr. Svetlana Mojsov (Ozempic), Chemist Alice Ball (cure for leprosy), and Drs. Doudna and Charpentie (genome editing technology). These women fundamentally altered health for so many of us, and yes struggled to be recognized for their roles.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Health, Lyceum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Women, Women History

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