Former First Lady to Visit Amarillo

WHAT: Former first lady Laura W. Bush will visit Amarillo for a private luncheon supporting the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) and its research and educational programs.

WHEN: 10:15 a.m. Thursday (April 5)

WHERE: Globe News Center for the Performing Arts Greenroom, 500 S. Buchanan St.

EVENT: Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance, TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., and Mrs. Bush will deliver remarks. Hance, Mitchell and LWBIWH Executive Director Laura Street will be available for media interviews immediately following the event.

LWBIWH research and programs continue to show dynamic and cutting-edge information related to the care of women not previously emphasized. Recent studies on gender differences in disease and treatment have uncovered a need for the integration of gender-specific medicine into the national medical school curriculum in addition to the ongoing research and outreach.

Editor’s note: Cameras and crew must be in place no later than 9:30 a.m. Media availability is subject to change because of Mrs. Bush’s schedule and availability. Reporters and photographers are asked to wear business attire. Additional footage may be obtained from the Power of the Purse Luncheon, an annual LWBIWH fundraising event, at 11 a.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S Buchanan St. This event is only open to media and invited guests.

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