The Iris Cantor - UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Center Mission


To provide comprehensive, exemplary health education programs to women and their loved ones that inform, support, and empower women to achieve their optimal level of health.

UCLA is recognized as a model for women's health care, uniting research, clinical care, medical training, public health education, and the promotion of women professionals around a common mission-to improve the health of diverse women across the life span.

Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center:

  • Provide primary and specialty care specifically tailored for women in addition to osteoporosis and menopause.
  • Discover new and more effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic tools through basic and clinical research.
  • Train young physicians and scientists in women's health, including gender differences at the basic science level.
  • Educate and empower women to achieve their optimal health.


'Toilette of Venus' by Auguste Rodin
'Toilette of Venus' by Auguste Rodin

The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center supports innovative research on a variety of women's health issues. More information

About Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Since 1978, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation has been a force in cultural philanthropy, medical research, and health care. Its vision, as Iris Cantor says, is "to support the body and the soul."
The Cantor Foundation is recognized internationally for its commitment to the arts, especially the works of Auguste Rodin, and for redefining clinical health care for women. The Foundation is an admired innovator - acknowledged for its insight, vision, and willingness to step up to meet a challenge. It is recognized for its transformative philanthropy and its commitment to truly making a difference.

Iris Cantor is acknowledged for the model of health care she developed for women. "One-stop shopping," she calls it. Soon after sharing her vision with the health care leadership at UCLA, the Foundation funded the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center, a force for innovative clinical care, medical research, and physician education.

Learn more about the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation