Symposium Highlights Catalyst Role of Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center
The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center sponsored a “Catalyst” symposium on women’s health research this past spring. It was attended by 80 UCLA scientists and included panel presentations on current research and a poster session where 20 researchers described their current research projects and findings.To further their work, three poster presenters were each awarded $2,000 by the Director’s Fund of the Center. A medical student and public health student were also recognized for their work.
“We were thrilled to receive support from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, funded by the National Institutes of Health, for this first of its kind symposium. Our researchers are working to understand everything about women’s health. By that, I mean, they are studying everything from how DNA and stem cells function differently in women to how stress and diet affect women’s health, and why some women are able to adopt a healthy lifestyle, while others struggle. We’re very thankful to Mrs. Cantor, the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, and our Executive Advisory Board for making our research program a reality.”