First Lady Jill Biden and Academy Award winner Halle Berry visit UIC Highlighting White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research
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Following the round table discussion, Dr. Maki led a brief tour for Dr. Biden, Ms. Berry and other guests. They made two stops where they were given lab demonstrations that capture and measure clinical data, such as measuring hot flashes, which guides their research. Additional presentations on the tour explored how Dr. Maki’s research team relates this data to cognition and stages of menopause.
According to the White House, initiative members will make recommendations to the Biden-Harris administration in the coming weeks on improving how women’s health research is conducted. They will also make recommendations on maximizing the administration’s investments in that area, including addressing health disparities and inequities.
The visit by the First Lady to UIC showcasing the research of Dr. Maki and her team is evidence of the current momentum to invest in the resources necessary to address the health care challenges facing women.
Dr. Maki explained that “All women deserve to enter their later years with the healthiest brain possible, one that is resistant to dementia. With greatly expanded funding, and historic leadership from the President and the White House in this area, we can finally help women get the answers they deserve.”