* WHO :* Phoebe Starfield Leboy, president of the Association for Women in Science

* WHAT :* Retaining Women in Academic Science,a formal presentation on national efforts to recruit and retain women in scientific fields

* WHEN :* Monday, Oct. 20, at noon

* WHERE :* West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Learning Center Auditorium, 1901 North

* SPONSOR :* Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

* DETAILS :* Leboy received her bachelors degree from Swarthmore College, a doctorate from Bryn Mawr College and postdoctoral training at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

She began her career as a postdoctoral student at the Medical School of University of Pennsylvania. She then moved to Penns School of Dental Medicine to help establish its Department of Biochemistry, becoming professor of biochemistry in 1976. A longtime member of the Penns Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, she was also a member of the Bioengineering Graduate Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

LeBoy recently completed a term as chair of the National Institutes of Health Skeletal Biology Development and Disease Study Section. From 2000-01, she co-chaired Penns Task Force on Gender Equity and in subsequent years served as a liaison from Penn to the MIT /9 University consortium on gender equity in science.

* MORE INFO :* Amy Keese, representative for WVU s Association for Women in Science chapter, 304-282-3527, ” Amy.Keese@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> Amy.Keese@mail.wvu.edu