Melissa J. Pugash, Amherst’s first female student council president (1974) was appointed Chair of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board.
The mission of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center is to protect women’s hearts and promote healthier lives by:
• Providing leading-edge clinical care
• Engaging in groundbreaking research focused on and driven by women
• Reaching out to vulnerable populations, including teens, students, and underserved communities
• Offering innovative educational programs that promote cardiovascular health
The center’s vision is to eliminate unnecessary deaths from cardiovascular diseases and eradicate healthcare disparities affecting women.
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