Welcome to the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Explore these pages, and you'll be inspired by the efforts of professionals and volunteers across this great state. Read about programs and women's health screening that could impact your life or the life of someone you love.
The Institute was founded in 2007 to promote research specific to women's health, to provide advanced education to health care professionals and to enrich the lives of women and girls through community programs and health screening.
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health is growing each year and reaching more girls and women with empowering messages and real solutions. Programs that began in Amarillo, Lubbock and San Angelo are spreading across the state to Midland, Corpus Christi, Dallas and Fort Worth.
Our National Advisory Board, including Mrs. Laura Bush, meets twice each year to discuss the Institute's progress, share the unique needs of each community and bring new ideas for research, education and community service.
Please join us by attending events, volunteering, becoming a research partner or by supporting the mission to make the lives of girls and women healthier and more fulfilling. I look forward to meeting you!
The National Advisory board is a group of community leaders across Texas who share a passion for improving 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.
Connie Tyne, Elizabeth Webb, Lisa Troutt, Maggie Murchison, Laura Street, Larry Gill, Nancy Neal, Norman Dozier, MD, Christy McClendon, Marjorie Jenkins, MD, Elisa Brown, MD, Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, MD, and Margaret Purvis
Meredith Land, Diane Scovell, Lee Ann White, Lana Andrews, Nancy Weiss, Jeanne Tower Cox, Laura Bush, Jan Rees-Jones, Kit Moncrief, Liz Bates, Donna Williams, Lea Wright, and Debbie Francis
Andi Ball, Terri Duncan, Susie Hance, Gloria Hicks, Betsy Sowell, Diana Strauss, and Bitsy Stone
*Serves as a National Advisory Board Member