On Friday, February 17, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute kicked off the first of its 2023 Indiana CTSI Campus Retreat series at Purdue University. The event theme was “Women’s Health in Indiana” and was supported by the Purdue University Women’s Global Health Institute.
“A key element of the success of this year’s retreat was our partnership with the Women’s Global Health Institute at Purdue, and their leadership including Director Dorothy Teegarden, Associate Director Ulrike Dydak, and Managing Director Luanne Bermel,” said George Wodicka, PhD, deputy director of the Indiana CTSI and a professor at Purdue. “We had a terrific, diverse group come together to identify opportunities for catalyzing new advances related to women’s health issues in Indiana and beyond.”
The event was well attended, with approximately 90 in-person attendees and 70 virtual participants.
“The energy and enthusiasm in the room was palpable, and it was clear that women’s health was a topic that resonated with many attendees,” said Tommy Sors, PhD, Purdue University navigator for the Indiana CTSI.
Speakers included Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO, associate director for research on women’s health and director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH, who presented the keynote address on “Navigating Women’s Health Issues and Research: Forging the Path Ahead,” and Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP, chief medical officer for the Indiana Department of Health, who presented on women’s health in Indiana. There were also several breakout sessions with panel discussions that covered a range of women’s health topics.
To view videos from the retreat, visit the Purdue University YouTube.