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Woodruff to Speak at Caregiving Summit

June 15, 2017
Dr. Judy Woodruff

Ms. Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour will present the keynote address at The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together Summit.

The summit, organized by NINR and its partners (NCI; NIA; NICHD; NIMHD; NCATS’ Office of Rare Diseases Research; and the NIH Offices of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Disease Prevention, and Research on Women's Health) will be held on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland August 7–8, 2017. Woodruff will open the Summit on August 7 at 12:30 PM.

Woodruff’s experience caring for her oldest son has led to her dedication to raising awareness of the critical role of caregivers in our society.

The Summit will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers

Ms. Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving (a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them), and Dr. Laura Gitlin, founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Care in Aging and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will serve as Directors of Ceremonies at the Summit.

The Summit will bring together an audience of researchers, advocates, healthcare providers, educators, and others interested in the science of caregiving.

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