Contact:  Annie Bayne
(212) 305-9746
as862@columbia.edu

***MEDIA ALERT***

The Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University and
 the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University College of 
Physicians & Surgeons present

 MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF FEMALE HAIR LOSS

WHAT:            Hair loss, or alopecia, affects millions of people: men, women of all ages and all ethnic groups.  The cause of alopecia is complex and includes hormones, genetics, medications, stress, severe illness, malnourishment, infections, and autoimmune diseases.  It is estimated that nearly 30 million women in the United States have some form of hair loss.  Yet, until recently, the subject of female hair loss has been rarely addressed.
          Please join the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University and the Department of Dermatology for a symposium addressing medical and scientific aspects of female hair loss.  Presentations by experts in the field of women’s health will highlight hormones, treatment options, and current research in the field.

WHEN &        Wednesday, June 6, 2001, 7-9:00 p.m.
WHERE:         Eastside Conference Center
                         16 East 60th Street (between 5th and Madison), New York City

RSVP:              212-305-3900

AGENDA:       Introduction to Gender-Specific Medicine
                         Dr. Marianne Legato
                         Founder & Director, Partnership for Women’s Health,                                
                         Columbia University
                         Professor of Clinical Medicine, 
                         Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

                        Overview of Female Hair Loss
                        Dr. Sheryl Miller
                        Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

                        Hair Loss and Hormones
                        Dr. Michelle Warren
                        Wyeth-Ayerst Professor of Women’s Health,
                        Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
                        Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 
                        Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
                        Partnership for Women’s Health Scholar

                        Treatment Options for Female Hair Loss
                        Dr. Monica Peacocke
                        Professor of Clinical Medicine, 
                        Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

                        Research in Female Hair Loss
                        Dr. Angela M. Christiano
                        Associate Professor of Dermatology and Genetics & Development,
                        Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
                        Partnership for Women’s Health Scholar

                        Resources for Female Hair Loss
                        Lissa Rosenthal
                        Executive Director, Hair Aware

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