USF Women’s Health Collaborative awards grants, recognizes Pam Muma at annual luncheon

Dr. Catherine Lynch (left), chair of the USF Women’s Health Collaborative, and Dr. Charles Lockwood, senior vice president for USF Health and Morsani College of Medicine dean, present the 2018 Remark-a-Bull award to Pam Muma, center. The largest benefactors to USF in its history, Pam and Les Muma recently gifted $2 million to establish the Pamela Muma Center, which will offer comprehensive concierge medicine for women when it opens in late 2018. | Photo by Eric Younghans

The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized philanthropist Pam Muma and awarded $60,000 in funds for women’s health research at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Bryan Glazer JCC.

More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception.

The USF Women’s Health Collaborative program provides annual seed grants for interdisciplinary, collaborative research focused on women’s health. Many past seed grant projects have resulted in prestigious publications and presentations, as well as additional grants and research awards. Since the program began five years ago, more than $325,000 in seed grants have been awarded to 88 researchers for 29 research projects.

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