IUP alumna Elizabeth Travis will present “Confidence,” a session on self-promotion and career advancement, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in 208 Weyandt Hall.
Travis is an internationally recognized scientist and Mattie Allen Professor in Cancer Research
and Professor in the Departments of Experimental Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine at
the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Travis received her undergraduate degree in biology from IUP, followed by a master’s degree in education
with a radiation biology minor from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a PhD in experimental pathology
at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has been an educator, researcher, lecturer, and scientist at
these and other leading medical science institutions, including the National Cancer Institute and England’s Gray
Laboratory at Mount Vernon.
Travis has worked tirelessly toward the advancement of women in math and science, and currently serves
as associate vice president for Women Faculty Programs at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center and is an elected Governing Board member of the Association of Women in Science.
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