The Pittsburgh Business Times recently covered the news conference announcing details about the Summit, including the Magee-Womens Research Institute’s partnerships with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Women’s health research isn’t only a women’s health issue or a children’s health issue, but continues to impact lifelong wellness in ways we are just beginning to comprehend.
The Magee-Women’s Research Summit, planned for Oct. 9-10, will bring together researchers from around the world to discuss best practices for women’s and reproductive health issues. And it will award the Magee Prize — a $1 million research grant that Magee says is the largest of its kind in the field.
…The Jewish Healthcare Foundation will be holding a full day of presummit discussions on a topic that Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of JHF, described as “tragic and puzzling” — the high rate of maternal mortality in the U.S.
…The MWRIF partnered with Pittsburgh Public Schools in order to reinforce the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education and to connect students with the world-class research being done in the region, said PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet. Twenty students will present posters on research topics at the event, getting a chance to interact with some of the most influential global researchers on the topic.
Magee-Womens Research Institute, Local Organizations Collaborate for Inaugural Women’s Health Research Summit
WHAT: Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF), in collaboration with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Public Schools, will reveal the programming and keynote speaker for the inaugural Magee-Womens Research Summit and its $1 million Magee Prize, which will be awarded to a collaborative team of researchers from anywhere in the world who propose the best project in women’s health research.
The Summit, Oct. 9 and 10, 2018, will convene top scientists, researchers and corporate leaders focused on women’s health. The agenda will explore issues surrounding pregnancy, aging, and disease development and progression, and includes sessions on maternal mortality and women’s health advocacy. The Magee Prize winners will be selected based on innovative and collaborative research in disciplines, including personalized medicine, early human development and gender-based biology.
Leaders from MWRI and local organizations will speak about the Summit, notable speakers, the Magee Prize and its impact on women and communities across western Pennsylvania and around the world.
- Michael Annichine, chief executive officer, MWRI
- Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., executive director, MWRI
- Karen Wolk Feinstein, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
- Anthony Hamlet, Ed.D, superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools
- Leslie Davis, senior vice present, UPMC and president, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 25
WHERE: Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave, Oakland.
Note to Media: To attend, prearrangements must be made by contacting Amy Charley at 412-738-3511 or CharleyA@upmc.edu. Parking is available in the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital’s parking lot, located across the street from MWRIF. Parking vouchers will be provided.