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Washington, February 22: The Legacy of George N. Papanicolaou

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From: "HR-Net News Distribution Manager" <dist@hri.org>

Originally From: Zoe Kosmidou <zkosmidou at greekculture.us>

Under the Auspices of the US Secretary of Health and Human services, The US National Commission for UNESCO, AND The Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO

THE EMBASSY OF GREECE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE AND ÉN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRENT EXHIBITION:

GEORGE PAPANICOLAOU: A PIONEER IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

PRESENTS THE LAST EVENT OF THE SERIES WITH THE TITLE:

THE LEGACY OF GEORGE PAPANICOLAU

A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SCIENTISTS

Roundtable Discussion on February 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm

anniversary of the death of George N. Papanicolaou, one of the greatest medical scientists of the 20th century. Papanicolaou invented the famous "paptest,” which detects the early stages of uterine cancer in women, saving the lives of millions worldwide.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE LEGACY OF G. PAPANICOLAOU AND THE MOST RECENT MEDICAL ADVANCES

By presentation and discussion, distinguished scientists George Pavlakis, John Schiller, and Louis Weiner will explain the achievements, lasting legacy and contributions of Dr. George N. Papanicolaou. In the second half of the discussion, our guests will connect the work of Papanicolaou to modern advances made in the medical field.

George Pavlakis - Dr. Pavlakis is the head of the human retrovirus section of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Pavlakis received his M.D. from the University of Athens, Greece, and his Ph.D from Syracuse University. His research focuses on human retroviruses, including HIV-1 and AIDS.

John Schiller - Dr. Schiller is the head of the neoplastic disease section of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Schiller received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is one of the inventors of the papilloma vaccine, which is expected to reduce the disease burden of cervical cancer.

Louis Weiner - Dr. Weiner was named the permanent director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in October 2007. An internationally recognized medical oncologist specializing in the treatment in gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Weiner is also an accomplished researcher developing novel immunotherapy treatments in his laboratory.

Under the Auspices of the US Secretary of Health and Human services, The US National Commission for UNESCO, AND The Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO

Exhibition open Mondays to Fridays through February 28th 2013 at 11 am - 3 pm, weekly At the Embassy of Greece 2217 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20008


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