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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Hosts Women's Health Public Forum

Sixth in Series of Forums on Topics of Widespread Interest Features Speakers from Rensselaer and Albany Medical College

March 17, 2014

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a public forum on "Women's Health" on Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in the CBIS Auditorium. The forum is the sixth in a series intended to introduce the campus and local community to some of the center’s advanced research, as it relates to topics of widespread interest.

The Women’s Health program will include presentations of current research on osteoporosis, breast cancer, and cardiovascular health. Moderator and CBIS Associate Director Glenn Monastersky will make opening comments.

Deepak Vashishth, CBIS director and professor of biomedical engineering, will address the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, as well as the center’s work on bone tissue engineering. Lee Ligon, associate professor of biology, will discuss breast cancer research, and Rebecca Keller, associate professor of cardiovascular science at Albany Medical College, will speak about cardiovascular and heart issues, especially as they relate to women’s health.

The speaker comments will be followed by a moderated panel discussion, with questions from the audience. The forum is free and open to the Rensselaer community and the public.

Past public forum topics have included "Making Medications Safer," "Understanding Alzheimer's," "Battling Superbugs," "The Promise of Stem Cell Research," and "Rebuilding and Healing the Human Body."

To register, visit http://www.rpi.edu/news/events/biotech/.

Contact: Mary L. Martialay
Phone: (518) 276-2146
E-mail: martim12@rpi.edu