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Women of INfluence
Women of INfluence Trailblazer Award 2014
Virginia A.Caine, MD, Presented by Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, Director of the COE


Women of INfluence provides an avenue by which Indiana women leadersare educated about critical women’s health issues and given a charge to raise awareness, educate and advocate forwomen’s health in their own spheres of influence. We invite you to join us and others who will share their knowledge, research, stories and plans for women’s health in Indiana.

Annual Women of INfluence Symposium

UNSPOKEN: Real Women, Real Issues
Wednesday, September 9th
Ivy Tech Conference Center
2820 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN.

The Symposium hosted by the Marion County -Women of INfluence Coalition is an opportunity to network with physicians and other experts in women's health on some of thereal issues affecting women that sometimes get overlooked, such as: human trafficking; Is it early dementia or menopause?; Do I have chronic stress or depression?; Help! My bladder is out of control; and other topics including insurance navigation,and more. This informative symposium is at no cost and includes lunch.

Register TODAY at WOI Annual Symposium Registration.

For more information or to sponsor, contact Tisha Reid,

15th Annual Doris H. Merritt, M.D. Lectureship in Women’s Health

Merritt Lecturer: Neelum T. Aggarwal, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Menopause or Dementia? Changes in the Female Brain During Perimenopause*
September 9, 2015
8:15 – 10 a.m.
Joseph E. Walther Hall Auditorium
980 W. Walnut Street
Indiana University School of Medicine

* CME Credit approved


Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD, is a population health neurologist and clinical researcher in the field of longevity and aging. She is co-leader of the federally funded Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core in Chicago and an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School, completed her neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and completed an aging and neurodegenerative disorders fellowship at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Aggarwal is the co-principal investigator for the federally funded PCORI grant, Community Engagement for Early Recognition and Immediate Action in Stroke (CEERIAS) study, which is a multi-institutional and academic-community partnered program designed to address disparities in stroke awareness, barriers to health care access, and treatments and outcomes in Chicago’s minority communities.

She was recently appointed as the first chief diversity officer for the American Medical Women’s Association – the oldest women’s physician medical organization in the United States– and is responsible for defining national diversity and inclusion objectives, enhancing the diversity of AMWA’s leadership team, and leading AMWA’s Diversity and Inclusion Section and resource groups. She previously served two terms on the AMWA Board of Directors, and actively advanced inclusion initiatives in her role as co-chair of the Mentoring Task Force.

Aggarwal has served in numerous leadership roles, overseeing clinical operations, serving as a grant reviewer, and conducting her own research in aging and dementia. She has authored more than 40 manuscripts, presented at national and international conferences on topics of aging and dementia and is a frequent blogger for the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group, commenting on findings from aging research in the areas of women’s brain health, racial and ethnic minorities and special populations.

Negotiating the divide- We Can Change This!EVENT
APRIL 14th, 2015
5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Hall #1110, IUPUI Campus

Negotiating the Divide is aforum created by IU NCOE Executive Director, Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, draws attention to Equal Pay Day and the gender gap; but, perhaps more importantly,brings women in medicine and science together with leaders in business and medicine to discuss negotiation, management and leadership skills.

Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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