The Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research is regarded as one of the best places to conduct research that includes women and considers the distinct but linked concepts of sex (biological) and gender (social) differences.
We mentor and fund the next generation of researchers, supporting their cutting-edge research on issues that pose a significant threat to women’s health – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the intersection of mental health and physical health in those diseases. Join us in supporting new, life-saving discoveries and in learning more about women’s health across the lifespan.
Congratulations to Judy Regensteiner, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research, David Schwartz, MD, professor and former chair of medicine, and Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health, who last week were among the newest members admitted into an elite club: Distinguished Professors of the University of Colorado. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest honor that the University of Colorado bestows on its own faculty members. The title recognizes outstanding contributions of tenured faculty members to their academic disciplines. Only 129 CU faculty members have been granted the title of Distinguished Professor since the designation was established at CU in 1977.
Health-promoting behaviors early in life such as adequate exercise and sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, and learning how to cope with stress and anxiety are associated with higher levels of healthy behaviors during adulthood. Additionally, these healthy behaviors prevent, delay and even divert the onset of many life-threatening illnesses and chronic conditions during middle age, including cardiovascular disease, onset of disability, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Join experts from the University of Colorado School of Medicine to learn how family and social support can help promote high engagement in healthy behaviors early in the life course and how these behaviors can be adopted and maintained across the lifespan.
The 2021 Annual Community Event featuring Jennifer H. Mieres, MD was livestreamed on October 5, 2021. Dr. Mieres is an award winning professor of cardiology, author, and leading advocate for women’s heart health, heart disease prevention, wellness and diversity in healthcare. Rewatch the event on your own time.
Jane E.B. Reusch, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research, has been named the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Mentor Award. This award recognizes a career commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees’ education and career. Jane, who continues to mentor pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, has mentored 77 trainees through her research program. She also directs the University of Colorado Pilot and Feasibility Program to fund diabetes researchers.