Melissa J. Pugash (1974) was appointed to The Fowler Museum at UCLA’s Director’s Council in December 2019. With more than 2000 objects in its permanent collection, the museum showcases global arts and cultures with an emphasis on Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Indigenous Americas—past and present. The Fowler promotes understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.
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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