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DNR “Women’s History Month” Program To Feature State Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Driscoll
ANNAPOLIS — Dr. Cindy P. Driscoll, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Veterinarian and Fish and Wildlife Health Program-Director, will be the Keynote Speaker for DNR’s “Women’s History Month” Program on Thursday, March 17, 2005. The program will be held at noon in the C-1-Conference Room of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Md.
Dr. Driscoll, who is based out of the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in Oxford, will speak about her experiences as a scientist within the natural resources field. In addition to her duties for DNR, Dr. Driscoll has served on the faculty of the universities of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Maryland, and the Virginia School of Veterinary Sciences; on the staff of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel and Wildlife International, Ltd, in Easton; and as Sled Dog Veterinarian for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
Driscoll is affiliated with many professional organizations, committees and task forces. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to the field of veterinary sciences, including Chesapeake Life Magazine’s 2001 “Most Interesting Jobs on the Bay,” DNR’s 2000 “Team of the Month/Year” Award, and a 1983 Merit Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Women’s History Month is celebrated nationally each March. The theme for this year’s event is “Women Change America,” sponsored by the National Women’s History Project (www.nwhp.org).
The public is invited to attend and participate in this event. Please call the DNR Office of Fair Practices at 410-260-8058 for further information.
March 14, 2005
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