OMI Alumna Receives “For Women in Science Award”

Jun 17, 2021

The world needs science, and science needs women! 

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Baltic For Women in Science Programme honors seven young talented women in the Baltic states. Every year three awards are given out in Latvia, two in Lithuania and two in Estonia.

“UNESCO and the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation seek to recognize women researchers who, through the scope of their work, have contributed to overcoming today’s global challenges. Today, only 30% of researchers are women. Stereotypes conceal a significant part of scientific history and perpetuate gender inequality in the access to these fields of study and careers. We cannot afford to deprive ourselves of the talents of half of humanity: women advance science, and science advances the world.

Faced with global challenges such as the acceleration of new technologies, aging populations or the threat to biodiversity, UNESCO and L’Oréal remain convinced that these women researchers will have a major impact on society and lay the foundations for the future. As such, UNESCO and L’Oréal want to contribute to their recognition and provide them with the means to continue their commitment to science with energy and passion.”

The Open Medical Institute is happy to announce that Dr. Dana Kigitovica, OMI alumna from Latvia, has been awarded a 6,000 Euro prize for her contribution to science. Dr. Kigitovica attended the Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Cardiology in 2017 and completed an observership at the Medical University of Vienna in 2019.

Click here to read more about the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme!