American Women with Irene Glowinski, CAS/BS '75: Women in Science

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Join us for American Women, a special lecture series highlighting the inspirational women of American University. The first event in the fall series features Dr. Irene B. Glowinski, CAS/BS '75, deputy director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Moderated by award-winning journalist and AU professor Iris Krasnow, this presentation will include a networking reception with coffee and desserts.  Bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

$10 for alumni and guests; no charge for current AU students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Irene Glowinski is the Deputy Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH. One of 3 extramural divisions at NIAID, DMID manages a complex national and international research program in infectious diseases by supporting basic, pre-clinical and clinical investigations into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a broad range of pathogens including biodefense, and emerging diseases such as pandemic influenza. The Division's annual research budget is approximately $1.4 billion, the research portfolio includes over 1,000 projects, and there are approximately 180 staff members.

Dr. Glowinski shares full responsibility with the Division Director for strategic planning and managing, developing, coordinating and evaluating DMID's portfolio. From 2000-2007, Dr. Glowinski served as Chief of the Office of Scientific Coordination and Program Operations at DMID. Previously, Dr. Glowinski served as Assistant Chief in the Office of Scientific Review at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH; as Acting Director for the Risk Science Institute; and as a Congressional Science Fellow of the American Chemical Society where she served on the staff of the House Science and Technology Committee.

Dr. Glowinski received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan. She did her postdoctoral training as a Pharmacology Research Associate Trainee in chemical carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and continued on at the NCI as a senior staff fellow in molecular oncology. Dr. Glowinski’s undergraduate degree is in chemistry from American University.

Iris Krasnow is a full-time professor of journalism in AU's School of Professional and Extended Studies. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. for the position of national feature writer. At UPI, Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Elie Wiesel and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Krasnow is the best-selling author of Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother's Daughter. Krasnow's writing has been featured in Parade magazine, The Wall Street Journal, SELF magazine and The Washington Post. Krasnow has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and several times on CNN. Reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, and Redbook.

Her greatest passions are teaching students to write well and raising her four teenage sons.

Date: 10/2/2013
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

American University
Mary Graydon Center, Room 5

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