The director and co-founder of the Ludeman Center, Dr Judy Regensteiner, is also a distinguished professor of medicine in the divisions of internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr Regensteiner is currently principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) grant and the Doris Duke Foundation's Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. She is also on the NIH's Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health. As co-founder and director of the Ludeman Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Dr Regensteiner leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers who focus on women's health and sex differences research. Future Programs will feature some of the nearly 90 researchers presenting in the three major areas of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes/Metabolism, and Mental Health and the links between mental and physical health affected by these conditions. The initial program is an overview of the Ludeman Center and the work being done there and is presented by Dr Regensteiner (posted here). The Ludeman Center's faculty leaders pursue long-term, nationally-funded projects at the highest level of inquiry, collaborate with other renowned scientific institutions and mentor early-career scientists who have received a seed grant from the Ludeman Center or funding from the NIH K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) grant, the SCORE grant or the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. The Ludeman Center benefits greatly from the prominent scientists that serve on the Scientific Council. These highly regarded scientists, from academic medical centers around the country, offer a national and international mentoring network for the researchers, provide updates on research underway at other centers and medical institutions, and support senior faculty at the Ludeman Center in developing and implementing a robust research agenda. The work the Ludeman Center is doing in the community is consistent with the mission of the OCBN initiative to promote best practices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to our multicultural community in all areas with a particular emphisis on Health & Wellness.