The Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research Annual Community Event has served as the Ludeman Center's signature educational and fundraising event for 18 years. It began as a small gathering in the basement of the Tattered Cover and has grown to an 800 person sold out event. Attendees and sponsors appreciate the unique evidence-based research and scientists consistently featured at the event. This event focuses on educating the community about important health issues and highlighting women's health and sex differences research.

Luncheon 2021
Laurie Santos, PhD


Featuring Jennifer H. Mieres, MD

Cardiologist, Senior Vice President, Northwell Health's Center for Equity of Care

Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres is a leading expert in the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular disease in women and patient-centered healthcare advocacy. As Senior Vice President of Northwell Health's Center for Equity of Care, she has oversight of and provides strategic guidance for Northwell's diversity and health equity initiatives and serves as the health system's first Chief of Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Dr. Mieres' clinical focus and research are centered on the elimination of health and gender disparities and cardiovascular disease in women. 

Questions? Email or call 303-724-9179.

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Community Event Benefactors!




Brown Family        Cindy & Dan Caruso



Margaret & Steven Bathgate        Maureen & Alan Bird

John Daily        Nan & Spike Eklund

Cathy & Graham Hollis        Patti Klinge & Connie McArthur

Patience & Jim Linfield        Betsy & Peter Mangone

Sharon & Lanny Martin        Jan & John Meck

Catherine & Ray Petros        Nancy Tankersley

Judith B. Wagner 




Betty & David Arkell        Steve Bathgate

Nancy Benson       Janie Hanson-Ernstrom & Bill Ernstrom

        Cathy & Mark Hart        Eileen Honnen McDonald

Wendy Kohrt        Brenda & Don Lewis

Lyda Ludeman         Katie MacWilliams

Nan Odell & Victor Lazzaro

Judy Regensteiner & Ken Schneider        Jane & Jay Reusch

Judith B. Wagner        Nan & Hugh Williamson


VIP Patron

C. Neill Epperson & Steve Berkowitz

Lisa Schrag & Sean Plumb

Mary & Charles Stuart 



Past Luncheon Keynote Speakers



2020 Annual Community Event - Laurie Santos, PhD

2019 Annual Community Luncheon  - Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

2018 Annual Community Luncheon - First Lady Laura Bush and Marjorie Jenkins, MD

2017 Annual Community Luncheon - C. Neill Epperson, MD

2016 Annual Community Luncheon - Larry Cahill, PhD

2015 Annual Community Luncheon - JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH

2014 Annual Community Luncheon - Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

2013 Annual Community Luncheon - Eve Van Cauter, PhD

2012 Annual Community Luncheon - Alice Waters

2011 Annual Community Luncheon - Mother Love

2010 Annual Community Luncheon - Patrick Schamasch, MD

2009 Annual Community Luncheon - I-Min Lee, MD

2008 Annual Community Luncheon - Nanette Kass Wenger, MD

2007 Annual Community Luncheon - Ginger L. Graham

2006 Annual Community Luncheon - Francine R. Kaufman, MD

2005 Annual Community Luncheon - JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD

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