JHF Is a Sponsor of Magee Womens Summit Advocacy Session

A panel gathered during the advocacy session during the 2021 Magee-Womens Summit. Left to right: Dr. Deidre Cooper Owens, Dr. Idhaliz Flores, Dr. Sharee Livingston, Dr. Hy Simhan, Dr. Doug Jacobs, and Dr. Ellen Beckjord. Photo courtesy of UPMC.

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was pleased to be a sponsor of the 2021 Magee-Womens Summit Advocacy session held on November 16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The session, Advancing Health Equity Through Community Based Solutions, addressed health disparities and highlighted the critical importance of tackling tough issues with communities that are facing adversity so that we can build a better future together.

The afternoon featured a lineup of expert speakers, including Deirdre Cooper Owens, PhD, Charles and Linda Wilson professor and history of medicine director in the Humanities in Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Benjamin S. Danielson, MD, pediatrician and clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Father Paul Abernathy, CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project and pastor at St. Moses Orthodox Church, and special virtual guests U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Pittsburgh Mayor-Elect Ed Gainey.

The 2021 Magee-Womens Summit brought together world-class scientists, clinicians, thought leaders and advocates to explore women's health research across the lifespan. Following the afternoon of advocacy, the summit featured two full days of research and clinically focused keynote talks and panel discussions on November 17 and 18.

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