The University of Colorado Foundation announced in January that it had received more than $2 million in private support for the endowed chair from more than 30 contributors, including a $1 million lead gift from Judith and Joseph Wagner.
The Center for Women’s Health Research provides small seed grants to support researchers’ work, formalizes research mentorship to develop emerging scientists and shares women’s health news through community outreach—all with the goal of finding answers with the potential to treat or prevent heart disease, diabetes and other factors that threaten women’s health.
Currently, 24 junior faculty researchers affiliated with the center are mentored by senior faculty. As an interdisciplinary group, these junior members specialize in endocrinology, cardiology, pediatrics or gerontology, and women’s health and/or sex difference research. Each area of study is integral to the center’s various projects.
“It is an extraordinary honor to hold this chair, and it has been inspiring to see the community show such partnership and support for our mission,” says Regensteiner.