Feminist Friday Speaker | Dr. Jill Manske
"Born a Girl: Issues in Global Women’s Health"
Friday, September 21, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103
Free and Open to the Public
A light snack and refreshments will be provided.
Born a Girl: Issues in Global Women’s Health
Continuing our discussion on women's global health by last year's Women's History Month speaker, Sheryl WuDunn, Professor Manske will engage with this important topic in our first Feminist Friday event. Women's global health issues are gaining momentum, especially with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals that specifically addressed eliminating sex-based disparities in health care. However, while organizations and governments have moved to implement policies and programs to improve these goals, sex-based health disparities persist, and many women continue to lack basic health care. This talk will introduce some of the challenging and ongoing barriers to women’s health.
About Dr. Manske
Jill Manske is a professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas. Most recently she has taught courses in Emerging Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Women's health. She serves on the advisory boards of the LDCW, and Women's Studies Program, and has served as the Director of the Women¹s Studies Program and as Director of the Division of Science and Mathematics. Her research explores the intersections between immunology, infectious disease, and environmental/community health.