International Day of Women and Girls in Science event to showcase accomplished McGovern faculty Feb. 11

By Susan H. Wootton, MD, Department of Pediatrics

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Women Faculty Forum, in partnership with UTHealth Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and McGovern Medical School Office of Administration and Faculty Affairs, invite all students and employees in the Texas Medical Center to the 3rd Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Virtual Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established by the United Nations in 2015 and is recognized around the world. This event will provide an opportunity for health care professionals and trainees to celebrate successful women in academia.

Nancy Hopkins, PhD, an American molecular biologist and the Amgen Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the keynote speaker. Hopkins is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is renowned for her research on the genetics of mouse RNA tumor viruses and the use of zebrafish as a model for early vertebrate development and cancer. She will highlight her work promoting equal opportunities for women scientists in academia with her presentation, “Reflections on the Changing Status of Women in Science.”

The symposium will also highlight accomplished McGovern Medical School faculty including:

Amber U. Luong, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Angela L. Stotts, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Kristin Eckel-Mahan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute of Molecular Medicine


To attend this event, please register here:

Once registered, a Webex link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event to your email address.

If you have questions, please contact