Top: (From left) Executive Advisory Board
The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center Executive Advisory Board held its 11th Annual Lunch with the Scientists on February 16, 2017, at the UCLA Faculty Center. Over the past 13 years, the Executive Advisory Board and private philanthropy have provided more than $4 million to help underwrite UCLA research and community projects in women’s health and gender-based studies. In turn, investigators have leveraged their research results to obtain more than $20 million in government funding for women’s-health research.
Mary Ann Cloyd, Executive Advisory Board chair of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, welcomed guests, and board member Lauren Leichtman spoke of her commitment to supporting the center. The event recognized board member Linda Griego for her advocacy work with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation that resulted in a new $680,000 grant to further UCLA’s community outreach and Julie Friedman, director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center, for her work in leading the center’s community-outreach efforts.
Dr. Janet Pregler, director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center and professor of clinical medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, provided the latest updates on the UCLA pilot research program funded by the Executive Advisory Board and the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute. Projects include groundbreaking studies in understanding why some types of breast cancer are more prone to metastasize and the differences in the intestinal microbiome between men and women, research on how addiction works differently in the brains of women and men, how aging fallopian tubes may predispose a woman to ovarian cancer and how hormones may affect this, and studies into making safe female stem cells.
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