Founded in 1993, the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership was designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a ...
Founded in 1993, the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership was designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women's Health in 1996. The Institute functions as a department within Drexel University College of Medicine and its director, Lynn H. Yeakel, who holds the Betty A. Cohen Chair in Women's Health, serves on the Executive Committee of the Faculty. It is the only Institute recognized in the College's faculty bylaws. The Institute continues the medical school's century and a half commitment to pioneering programs for women in medicine and science. Affiliated programs in the College of Medicine are the Center for Women's Health and the Women's Health Education Program. With the overall theme, "Making a World of Difference," the Institute pursues its mission to "honor the past, enrich the present and shape the future." It celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.