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Week of March 31, 2008

Join us on April 7 for a lunch and talk with Judy Norsigian

Join the Society of Women in Law for a lunch event on April 7th at noon in the 10th floor Event Room. Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies, Ourselves, will speak on “The Needle in the Haystack: Finding Accurate Information to Guide Women’s Health Policy.” She will also be signing copies of her new book.


Judy NorsigianJudy Norsigian, Executive Director and co-founder of the Our Bodies Ourselves, is a co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves (BT Bound, 1974, 25th Anniversary Edition 1999). She served on the board of the National Women's Health Network for over 14 years and is now a member of the board of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). She has served on several Institute of Medicine committees related to contraceptive research, planning committees for the Office of Research on Women's Health at NIH, and the advisory board of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Her primary interests include reproductive health, tobacco and women, genetics, and midwifery advocacy. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Oprah, Donahue, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. In 2002 she was the recipient of the Massachusetts Health Council annual award. Her new book is Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth. 


Research Assistants Needed - Part-Time (Spring Semester) and Full-Time (Summer) Positions Available

Professor Lori Andrews, Director of the non-profit Institute for Science, Law and Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is currently hiring law students as Research Assistants for part-time (spring semester) and full-time (summer only) paid positions.  ISLAT is undertaking numerous projects to investigate the legal and societal implications of emerging biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, and health care issues.  ISLAT is also examining legal and policy issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and discrimination against people with diabetes and their families.  Research Assistants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics (including diabetes, bioethics, the governance of human subject research, intellectual property, gene patents, issues related to health care, and genetics); drafting memoranda; and contributing to grant projects.  Applicants will be accepted from multidisciplinary undergraduate backgrounds and must have strong writing and researching skills.  ISLAT is also accepting applicants with a background in genetics or molecular biology. Applicants must submit a writing sample and resume via email or regular mail to:


 Julie Burger

Institute for Science, Law, and Technology

Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 West Adams St.

Chicago, IL 60661


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