About Us

History

Laura Bush

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health was established to create a new approach to women's health care. Working through a collaborative multidisciplinary network, amazing discoveries have been made. Knowledge gained is propagating further research and educational programs that benefit communities, patients and health care providers.

Modern day research proves that some diseases react differently in men and women, which challenges health care professionals to design special approaches that provide women's health information, disease diagnosis and treatment. The Institute has developed an institution-wide infrastructure that benefits women's health.

About Us

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health was established within the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in August 2007. We work collaboratively with the following institutes and schools within TTUHSC:

Vision & Mission

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is active in communities across Texas empowering women through health symposiums that enlighten and inspire them to expect nothing less than personalized medicine because differences matter.

Our Vision

To maintain a national position as leaders in women’s health and gender-based medicine throughout Texas and the nation, while remaining committed to enriching the lives of women and girls in our communities.

Our Mission

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Texas and across the nation by advancing multidisciplinary science in women’s health. Recognizing that differences matter, we promote health, individually inspired, through scientific investigation, translation of science into practice, and providing outreach that impacts the community for today and tomorrow.

Scientific Investigation: we’ve devoted more than $2.5 million to ground-breaking research unique to women’s health because differences matter.

Translating Science to Practice: we've produced slide sets, modules, and videos to enhance curriculum that teaches sex and gender differences in medical conditions.

Community Impact: we’ve inspired more than 85,000 women and girls to see themselves as smart, valuable, and powerful people, motivating them to take control of their lives and health.

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Meet Our Leadership

The National Advisory Board is an all-volunteer board comprised of individuals who are interested in women's health. The members come from varied backgrounds and advise the Executive Director on ways to advance and enhance the Institute's mission and programs while serving as ambassadors for the Institute.

Meet Leadership

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