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Center Mission

​The mission of the UCSD Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Center is to conduct contemporary and innovative translational research that spans basic, clinical and population sciences so that we can better understand and provide relevant information to practitioners and public health officials on the risk factors, intervention methods and metabolic consequences of sedentary behavior among Latinas. The Center will also train the next generation of researchers who will lead efforts to improve cardiovascular health among women.

Upcoming Events


Research takes deep dive into women’s health (American Heart Association News)

Drs. Neville Owen (pictured) and David Dunstan, members of the Center External Advisory Committee, give the inaugural seminar for the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Center.

Can sitting too long increase heart disease risk in Hispanic, Latino women? (AHA)

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Western States Affiliate Research Insights (Spring 2016)

UC San Diego Center Will Focus on HeartHealth Among Latinas (LGBT Weekly)

Study shows Latinas have higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CW6)

UC San Diego Research Looks Into Heart Disease Among Latinas (KPBS)

UCSD to Study Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Latinas (Times of San Diego)

Fellowship Program

​The Center will train postdoctoral fellows to become leaders in translational research related to cardiovascular health among women. In this program, the trainees will become intimately involved with the Center research projects, conduct their own independent studies, complete relevant didactic coursework and receive leadership training in preparation for careers as independent investigators. There are three positions available with a training duration of 2 years each.

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