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Loyola University Chicago Hosts 15th Annual Blacks in Science Program
Keynote Speaker to Lecture on Breast Cancer in African-American Women

What:
Loyola University Chicago’s Black World Studies department will host the 15th annual Blacks in Science program. This year, the event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Funmilayo Olopade of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, who will discuss her latest research on breast cancer in African-American women.

Dr. Olopade will explore the many factors believed to be involved with the development of the disease in her speech entitled “Nature, Nurture, and Breast Cancer.” Olopade is also a recent MacArthur Fellow, having received the prestigious grant for her research in the particular molecular genetics of breast cancer in African-Americans.

For more information, contact Dr. Ayana Karanja, assistant professor, director, Black World Studies, at 312-915-8662 or e-mail akaranj@luc.edu.

When:
February 20, 2007
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception following

Where:
Loyola University Chicago
McCormick Lounge
6500 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

Why:
Black World Studies sponsors the Blacks in Science program to foster an exchange of ideas and strategies through which to address the number of individuals of African heritage who enter and successfully complete college and university mathematics and science programs.

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