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NICHD Director's Lecture Series: New Frontiers in Endometriosis

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January 24, 2011 (3:00pm to 4:00pm)


Office of the Director, NICHD


Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Balcony A, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland


NICHD Director Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., initiated the NICHD Director’s Lecture Series as a way to showcase cutting-edge science relevant to the Institute’s mission. The forum also enables staff and other attendees to interact with other nationally recognized scientists.

The inaugural 2011 Director’s Lecture Series is New Frontiers in Endometriosis and features Linda C. Giudice, M.D., Ph.D., the Robert B. Jaffe, M.D. Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Endometriosis occurs when tissues that usually grow inside the uterus grow on the outside, on the surfaces of organs in the pelvis or abdomen, where they are not supposed to grow. The two most common symptoms of endometriosis are infertility and pain. During her lecture, Dr. Giudice will discuss clinical presentation and translational scientific advances related to endometriosis; Present evidence that supports epigenetic origins for the disease; address recent advances in knowledge about endometriosis; and highlight future directions in endometriosis research.

The NICHD Director’s Lecture Series is open to the public, and registration is not required. Non-NIH employees should visit for details about getting to the NIH campus and security procedures.

For more information


Dr. Lynne Haverkos, Child Development and Behavior Branch, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6881

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