Nov. 5: Rise and Shine: Women's Health

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Rise & Shine: Behrend Collaborates for Women’s Health

Thursday, November 5
9:009:45 a.m.

Penn State Behrend is poised to play a pivotal role in a partnership that will establish the new Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie

Penn State Behrend's free webinar series for our alumni, retirees, and friends, Rise & Shine, shares exciting updates and provides educational information about programs and initiatives happening at the college.

As the largest research institute in the country devoted exclusively to women’s health and reproductive biology, Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) will bring locally focused clinical trials to northwestern Pennsylvania. As the region’s research university and academic partner in this initiative, Penn State Behrend will provide the academic programs, pipeline of talent, and commercialization support to sustain the Erie institute.

Dr. Ivor Knight, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of biology, and Dr. Halina Zyczynski, medical director, Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie, will discuss the tremendous potential this initiative offers to transform the Erie region.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Andrea Myers at [email protected] or call 814-898-6089 at least two weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

Questions? Please contact Andrea Myers at [email protected] or by calling 814-898-6089.

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Meet Our Presenters

Dr. Ivor Knight

Dr. Ivor Knight will help to lead Penn State Behrend as the academic research and commercialization partner for the new Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie, a $26 million initiative that will bring locally-focused clinical medical research trials to the region, improving the health of generations of women. The college will partner with MWRI Erie, co-locating faculty members and students at the institute’s downtown facility, which will be affiliated with UPMC Hamot, and at a new biomedical commercialization and translational research lab in Knowledge Park. Both sites will support economic development in Erie by sustaining and building on MWRI Erie’s clinical research.

Dr. Halina Zyczynski

Dr. Halina Zyczynski is the medical director for the new Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie. In partnership with UPMC, Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF), and Penn State Behrend, she will bring research expertise and help to lead the effort around clinical trials in areas including reproductive development, pregnancy and newborn medicine, infectious disease, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, women’s cancers, and women’s wellness.