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​Magee-Womens Research Institute, County Executive to Highlight Area’s First-Ever Women’s Health Research Summit

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2/28/2018

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WHAT: Local elected officials will meet with leaders of Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald about the impact of the Magee-Womens Research Summit on women and communities across western Pennsylvania. The Summit, taking place in Pittsburgh, October 8 to 10, 2018, will bring together the world’s top women’s health research scientists and thought leaders to establish a national agenda in women’s reproductive sciences and health research, and will ignite the next generation of scientific leaders.
 
To advance ongoing and innovative research in women’s health, a $1 million prize will be awarded to a team of top scientists at the Summit.
 
WHY: MWRI, which is affiliated with both UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to health conditions affecting women and infants. It is leading discoveries and advancing knowledge in the field of reproductive biology and medicine, translating this knowledge into improved health, wellness and disease prevention for women and training the present and future generations of women’s health researchers.
 
WHO:
 
• Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive
• Michael Annichine, Chief Executive Officer, MWRI
• Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., Executive Director, MWRI
 
WHEN: 6:25 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018
 
WHERE: Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave, Oakland.
 
Note to Media: To attend or to request photos, please contact Amy Charley at 412-738-3511 or CharleyA@upmc.edu