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Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen

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Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman's career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presents "This is Her Career on Estrogen" as part of Oakton's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series. Maki discusses her recent research into the impact of menstrual cycles and menopause on mood and cognitive function, and how she has applied these findings to her own life and career.

For the past 15 years, Maxi has led a National Institutes of Health-funded research program on the role of sex steroid hormones on cognition, mood, brain function, and response to stress.

For information, contact Gloria Liu at (847) 635-1738 or