Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and Ildiko Agoston, M.D.

Model of excellence in women’s health

Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and Ildiko Agoston, M.D.What if that special woman in your life – your mother, grandmother, sister or friend – was sick? What if she needed a doctor, medication or a medical procedure to make her better?

Today, women make up almost half of the U.S. labor force. About 40 percent of all households with children under 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family. Single moms account for 8.6 million of those. And, grandmothers are more often becoming primary caregivers for the 1 in 10 children who live with a grandparent.

At The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, researchers and physicians understand the profound impact women have on our lives and society. That’s why women’s health care is a top priority.

The following pages illustrate just a few examples of how Health Science Center researchers, such as Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and clinicians, like Ildiko Agoston, M.D. (right), are collaborating and leading efforts to enhance the care and services provided to women of all ages and backgrounds in San Antonio and South Texas.

Source: Pew Research Center

Related Stories

Guiding Latinas to good health
Center for Excellence in Women’s Health launched
Join the Council for Excellence in Women’s Health
VIP care: without the VIP price tag
Women’s liberation: Doctor relieves disconcerting disorders
What is a patient navigator?
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu: Mentor, mom, scientist
Women scientists lead efforts to fight cancer

You may also like

Leave a comment