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OWSD Uruguay National Chapter formed

May 29, 2019

In April 2019, Uruguay became the first country to establish an OWSD National Chapter in South America. The organization of the new Chapter was led by Silvia Batista, an adjunct professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE) in Montevideo. 

The first Executive Committee of the National Chapter will be formed by:

Chair: Madelein Renom, Facultad de Ciencias, UdelaR
Vice Chair: Silvia Batista, Depto. BIOGEM, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
Secretary: Ivanna Tomasco, Facultad de Ciencias, UdelaR
Treasurer: Ana Inés Zambrana, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
 
Among the activities planned by the Executive Committee are information-gathering related to women's participation in research and scientific teaching and leadership, redefining role models,  and mentoring future generations of women in science.
 
The National Chapter will be hosted at the Dirección de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (DICYT), a department of the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC). 
 
The Uruguay National Chapter logo includes the Sol de Mayo also represented in the Uruguayan flag. 
 
At the time of establishment, OWSD had 75 members in Uruguay. Women scientists in Uruguay who are not already members of OWSD can become members here. Members who are interested in joining the National Chapter are invited to contact Ana Inés Zambrana at zanaines [at] gmail.com. 

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