GiRL Power 2017 Announced
In 2009 the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health launched GiRL Power, an educational program designed to promote self-esteem, develop life skills and inspire positive motivation in pre-teen girls. This annual event educates 10- to 13-year-old girls and their mothers or caregivers by providing information regarding nutrition, exercise, personal safety and a host of other wellness topics. The institute partners with community leaders, parents, Amarillo ISD and with our financial partner, Happy State Bank, who all share the passion to see young girls succeed in life.
This year, we gladly welcome our guest speaker, Ginger Kerrick, who currently works as a NASA flight director. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center. Cost to attend the event is $5 per person; registration is available online on the Laura Bush Institute website or by phone at (806) 414.9943.
The institute invites those who have daughters this age to come out to the event and to invite anyone you know who has a daughters this age to attend. GiRL Power is about helping girls become healthy women and we hope to see you all there!
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.
Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)cm, spoke about the training and education involved for diagnostic molecular scientists and how the pandemic has affected the role.
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