George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series

Save the Date! The 2024 George Liepa Sigma Xi Annual Speaker event will take place on Thursday, March 14th, 2024. 

The George Liepa Sigma Xi Annual Speaker Series Endowed Fund at Eastern Michigan University presents:

Dr. Sarah Comstock, "Human Milk: Shaping Microbial Communities, Supporting Positive Child Health Outcomes"

Dr. Comstock
Dr. Comstock


Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7–8 p.m. in The Student Center Auditorium 



For more information please contact the Graduate School at 734.487.0042 or [email protected]. This event is free and open to the public.



Dr. George Liepa
Dr. George Liepa

The George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series Endowed Fund was established in 2011 in memory of Dr. George Liepa [PDF]. George was an active campus member of Sigma Xi, a professor of human nutrition and a department head in the College of Health and Human Services.

When the Graduate Research Fair was created, it was his idea to have a science-related speaker present at the end of the day. George secured funding from Sigma Xi National to start the event and was a key figure in helping to select the annual speaker as well as marketing the event to EMU students, faculty and local high schools.


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