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  • Harnessing Knowledge for Improved Women’s Health
  • Unraveling Early Development
  • Finding Lifelong Pathways To Wellness

The 2021 Magee-Womens Summit will convene scientific and clinical innovators, virtually and in person, to transform women’s health and reproductive biology in the 21st century. As the premier international summit in women’s health, the Magee-Womens Summit will harness cross-disciplinary innovations and pave the way for a new generation of visionary research.

 

The 2021 summit themes are Healthy Beginnings, Shaping Metabolism, and Healthy Mind Through Transition. The centerpiece of the summit will be the award of the Magee Prize, a $1 million prize for collaborative and transformative research within women’s and reproductive sciences.

The Magee Prize

The Magee Prize was established in 2018 as a global award designed to be a catalyst for transformational research in women’s health and reproductive biology. It funds a collaborative team whose research could improve lives around the world. Based on a transdisciplinary collaboration between a Magee-Womens Research Institute scientist, and researchers anywhere in the world, the prize provides funding support for 2-3 years. The first prize was awarded at the inaugural summit in October, 2018 to an international team of scientists focused on ground-breaking research into the connection between

placental abnormalities and congenital heart disease. The Magee Prize is made possible through a gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

 

Prize call for proposals for 2021 will be distributed in the spring of 2020.

 

*We recognize circumstances may change several times between now and May while we live with the international COVID-19 pandemic. The Magee Prize will be awarded whether the summit remains hybrid or pivots to a virtual event. Please check our website regularly for updates.

The Magee Prize was established in 2018 as a global award designed to be a catalyst for transformational research in women’s health and reproductive biology. It funds a collaborative team whose research could improve lives around the world. Based on a transdisciplinary collaboration between a Magee-Womens Research Institute scientist, and researchers anywhere in the world, the prize provides funding support for 2-3 years. The first prize was awarded at the inaugural summit in October, 2018 to an international team of scientists focused on ground-breaking research into the connection between placental abnormalities and congenital heart disease. The Magee Prize is made possible through a gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

 

Prize call for proposals for 2021 will be distributed in the spring of 2020.

 

*We recognize circumstances may change several times between now and May while we live with the international COVID-19 pandemic. The Magee Prize will be awarded whether the summit remains hybrid or pivots to a virtual event. Please check our website regularly for updates.

The Issues

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Accelerating discovery to ensure a healthy start

The biology of pregnancy is not fully understood. Pregnancy sessions will discuss the central impact of pregnancy and outcomes on lifetime health for the mother and the newborn.

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What shapes metabolism and allows normal lifelong function?

Metabolism is a central force in regulating health and disease. This pillar will explore the basic underpinnings of metabolic regulation and disorders and pioneering new approaches for understanding and identifying relationships associated with wellness and disease.

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What influences our cognitive-behavioral function and shapes our mind as we transition across the lifespan?

Sessions will showcase new views into exposures that influence our mind, alongside physiological and pathological approaches to enhancing the wellbeing of women at all ages.

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Bringing the best scientific minds in medicine and research together in one place.

As world leaders in women’s health research, Magee is uniquely positioned to introduce a new approach on the global stage. As researchers, as physicians – and as mothers and daughters, fathers and sons – we at Magee are dedicated to transformative science in women’s health research for the good of all humankind.

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Magee-Womens Research Institute is an interactive community of top-tier University of Pittsburgh researchers from diverse disciplines who work in partnership with academic clinicians at UPMC. Collectively with our colleagues in women’s health across the globe, our work will accelerate the pace of discovery and establish new benchmarks in every aspect of medical care around the world.

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Magee-Womens Research Institute is committed to raising women's health research to the prominence it deserves by spearheading the creation of a global collaborative research ecosystem.

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Across cultures, women’s health shapes the family’s health. At Magee, we believe we can improve human life from its very beginning by focusing on women's

health. You can help create a healthier future by joining us in support of this very important mission.

Across cultures, women’s health shapes the family’s health. At Magee, we believe we can improve human life from its very beginning by focusing on women's health. You can help create a healthier future by joining us in support of this very important mission.

2021 Magee-Womens Summit

Support the future of women’s health...and the world’s health