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Community Foundation Supports Women’s Health Research

November 24, 2015

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For immediate release: November 24, 2015

New Haven, Conn. —Women’s Health Research at Yale has been awarded a three-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support heart and cancer research.

Funding for this grant was made possible by two Community Foundation funds: the John A. & Edna M. DeLeon Fund for cancer and heart disease research and the Nellie Ward Fund and Edith P. Rausch Fund for cancer research.

“Women’s Health Research at Yale is an outstanding organization that has successfully used its gender-specific research to make path-breaking gains in preventative health care for women, including early breast cancer detection in Connecticut,” said William W. Ginsberg, President and CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “Its research has practical and important implications for the health outcomes of our mothers, sisters, and daughters, which we know impacts the overall well-being of the family unit as a whole.”

WHRY Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D., expressed gratitude to The Community Foundation for recognizing the vital importance of closing the gap in knowledge concerning diseases and conditions that affect women.

“Women remain underrepresented in clinical studies of cardiovascular disease and cancer,” Mazure said. "Yet these disorders are the greatest cause of mortality in women. This grant will strengthen our infrastructure, allowing us to generate new research that advances treatments and provides new information on these disorders for the benefit of the community.”

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Submitted by Carissa R Violante on November 24, 2015