Sandra Murray, professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology, was one of five Americans invited to speak at the second annual African Summit in Morocco.
The summit, held April 5-7, 2021, focused on “Made in Africa: African Women’s Success Story” and there were more than 60 speakers from 40 different countries.
Murray spoke on the role of the adrenal glands in stress and disease and gave strategies based on using movement to control stress-related health problems that affect not only woman but all. Her presentation was based on research that shows that heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and many other conditions are linked to stress and the findings that women are more likely than men to experience symptoms of stress.
The goal of the African Summit was to support and organize women leaders and young people of Africa. The summit is sponsored by the Trophy Foundation of Africanity to honor those who contribute to the development of Africa, particularly between Morocco and its African sister countries in the human, social, cultural, spiritual, economic and sports fields.