Dr. Theresa K. Woodruff

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff, an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology who coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of oncology and fertility, will deliver the inaugural Brommel-Hahs Lecture on the Main Campus of Northeastern Illinois University on April 13.

The presentation, which is titled “The 3 Breakthroughs That Will Change Our Lives in the Next 10 Years,” is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Parking permits are required.

Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.

The Bernard J. Brommel Lectures in the College of Arts and Sciences were renamed the Brommel-Hahs Lectures in the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of President Emerita Sharon Hahs upon her retirement last fall. This year's lecture subject of chemistry was also chosen in honor of Dr. Hahs, who is a chemist. The goal of the lectureship is to bring prominent speakers to the University, exploring various subjects that fall under the purview of the College of Arts and Sciences.