Women's Health and Wellness Forum

February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Women's Forum

Center: Mary E. Klotman '76, MD'80, HS'80-'85
Clockwise from upper left: Kathleen Horst '91, AM'93; Hemal Parekh '88; Janet Spraggins '85; Nichole Young-Lin MBA'14; Heather E. Whitson MHS'09, HS'00-'04, HS'05-'06; Shebani Sethi Dalai MD'12

Achieving good health means more than just getting regular exercise and eating a well-balanced diet. Join Mary E. Klotman, BS'76, MD'80, HS'80-'85, dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for health affairs at Duke University; Heather Whitson, MD, HS'00-'04, HS'05-'06, MHS'09, director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development; and a panel of local alumnae medical professionals for their insights on a variety of topics ranging from advocating for your own health, effectively navigating care in an era of ever changing recommendations, new diagnostic and treatment, innovations in women's health, and the influential role nutrition, exercise, and sleep have on women's health.

This Duke Women's Health panel will cover some of the important areas concerning women's health issues—breast cancer, heart health, obesity, burnout, gynecological issues, aging and stress.

We hope to see you in Palo Alto to hear Dean Klotman and Dr. Whitson in dialogue with five accomplished, local Duke alumnae: Dr. Kathleen Horst BS'91, AM'93, a radiation oncologist who is a specialist in breast cancer treatment; Dr. Hemal Parekh, AB'88, a transplant cardiologist specializing in prevention of congestive heart failure in women; Shebani Sethi Dalai, MD'12, a psychiatrist specializing in obesity and metabolic syndrome; Dr. Janet Spraggins, BS'85, a psychiatrist with focus on increasing resilience and well-being; and Dr. Nichole Young-Lin, MBA'14, an obstetrician-gynecologist with focus on minimally invasive surgery and also international advocate for women's healthcare.