The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced that the
University of Colorado School of Medicine is one of 10 recipients of a $540,000
award, The Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
(DDCF award announcement
). The purpose of the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
is to build upon a growing momentum in the medical research field toward supporting young physician scientists through phases of intense, extraprofessional career obstacles and difficult life transitions. The Center for Women's Health Research Director, Judy Regensteiner, PhD and Anne Libby, PhD will serve as Principal Investigators of this grant, which has been generously matched to total $1 million over 5 years.
The CDC has released its new National Diabetes Statistics
Report this morning. The new numbers show there are now 29.1 million
children and adults in the U.S. (9.3% of the population) with diabetes – 8.1
million are undiagnosed. An additional 37% of the U.S. adult population has
prediabetes – that’s 86 million adults.
Dr. Judy Regensteiner has been chosen by the CU Clinical Science Graduate Program to receive the Outstanding Research Mentor Award for 2013. This award is based on student nominations that describe the attributes of the person and details examples that make this individual an outstanding mentor.
Dr. Judy Regensteiner was invited to give a presentation at the Gender Summit – North America, an international research and innovation conference that will be held on November 13-15 2013 in Washington D.C. Her presentation will focus on her published paper, Best Practices and Pearls in Interdisciplinary Mentoring.
The Summit is being co-convened by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - CRSNG), the National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the UK based NGO, Portia Ltd.
Center for Women’s Health Research Announces Judith and Joseph Wagner Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research Fund
The Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is pleased to announce the creation of the Judith and Joseph Wagner Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research. The chair is held by Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado who is the Co-founder and Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research.
Responding to the dearth of research on women’s health issues, Dr. Regensteiner co-founded the Center for Women’s Health Research in 2002. Her research expertise, for which she is internationally known, is in the areas of women’s health, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Her research in diabetes in particular is focused on gaining understanding of the cardiovascular effects of type 2 diabetes so that optimal treatments can be sought. She has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of several current and previous large grants in type 2 diabetes and peripheral arterial disease funded by NIH and the American Diabetes Association. She has published extensively in these areas and has received honors including the Elizabeth Gee Lectureship Award, the Department of Medicine Ph.D. Teaching and Research Award and the Henry Christian award for outstanding cardiovascular research from the American Federation for Medical Research. Dr. Regensteiner is currently also Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health’s Building Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) grant, serves on the Advisory Board of Office of Research in Women’s Health at the NIH, and is particularly passionate about mentoring the next generation of physician/scientists.
Through its focus on recruitment and mentoring of excellent physician scientists committed to women’s health/sex differences research, the Center for Women’s Health Research seeks to accelerate improvements in women’s health by uncovering answers to medical questions relating to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The $2 million endowed chair is one of the few chairs in women’s health research in the world and is the first at the University of Colorado. Recognizing the significance of this historic milestone in women’s health research at the University of Colorado, Judith and Joseph Wagner’s lead gift inspired more than forty individuals and foundations in the community to complete funding for the Chair within an eighteen-month timeframe.
The Center for Women’s Health Research recently received a $2.5 million grant for Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) from the National Institutes of Health. This highly competitive award will support mentoring for up to 6 junior faculty researchers in women’s health. Recipients of the BIRWCH award will be announced on December 18, 2012.
Congratulations to the Center for Women's Health Research 2012 Poster Award Recipients
Kathleen Connell, "HomeoboxA11 (HOXA11) Knockdown Alters Cell Proliferation and Apototic Signals in Primary Human Uterosacral Ligament Cells."
Kerry Hildreth,MD, "Oxidative Stress contributes to Arterial Stiffening across the Stages of the Menopause Transition in Healthy Women."
Kristen Jacobsen, " Targeted Inhibition of MerTK in Tumor-Associated Macrophages Decreases Tumor Growth in Mouse Mammary Carcinoma."
Tanya Russell, PhD, "A Novel Mammary Intraductal Delivery Model that Permits Study of Human Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Progression."
CWHR Advisory Board member receives award
CWHR Advisory Board member Terry Chase received the 2012 Prestigious Hal O'Leary Inspiration Award at a reception and dinner hosted by the Colorado Rockies Charities Fund, September 19, 2012.