UCSF summit empowers young women to be next generation of leaders

What More than 250 diverse young women from 20 area high schools will attend a special summit exploring issues that impact their health and goals -- including relationship violence, suicide, and the evolution to leadership. The Young Women's Health Leadership Summit (YWHLS), sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, was developed by a committee of young women for young women. The event includes inspirational speakers and performance art. The conference theme is “Strive, Struggle, Succeed: Bring Out the Somethin’ in You!” When Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, Robertson Auditorium 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco Why The YWHLS aims to provide resources and information on a wide range of health topics so that young women are empowered with the knowledge and resources to make wise decisions about their health and future endeavors. Interview PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES --
  • Nancy Milliken, MD, Director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
  • Miriam Martinez, PhD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, SFGH
  • Carlos A. Garcia, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Select students have agreed to be interviewed.
Media Contact Karin Rush-Monroe, UCSF News Office, 415-476-2557. Day of event, cell phone 415-244-5402. About ucsf UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences and health professions, and providing complex patient care.