Hellenic Foundation, UNESCO Honor Papanikolaou

The Hellenic Foundation for Culture and Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO has co-organized an exhibition to honor the renowned late Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou, a Greek pioneer who invented the so-called Pap test, a test allowing early detection of cervical cancer. The opening will be held on Nov. 14 in the building of the Embassy of Greece in Washington.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health – Women’s Health and the Director of the Office on Women’s Health, Nancy Lee and other prominent Greek-American scientists, including Dr. Giorgos Paulakis, Research Director and Dr. Mark Sherman, Senior Clinician of cancer epidemiology and genetics in the American Anti-Cancer Institute are scheduled to attend.

The event is designed to provide a look into the life of a man who saved many lives, detailing his early career, and later great medical achievements. The exhibition is going to present photographs, letters and other data concerning Papanikolaou’s life and career, as well as a 2008 documentary directed by Lefteris Xanthopoulos. It will last through February of 2013.


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