Laura W. Bush Institute to Host Women’s Health Event in Corpus Christi

News Release


January 30, 2015

CONTACT:      Jessica Bagwell,

                          (806) 743-2143 Ext. 229


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will host an event focusing on women’s health and research titled, “A Conversation with Laura Bush” on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.


The event will feature a Q&A session, as well as a keynote address by former first lady, Laura W. Bush. Proceeds for the event will benefit the TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health; an undertaking Mrs. Bush has been involved with since 2007. That year, Mrs. Bush lent her name to the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health following a lifetime effort to raise awareness for breast cancer, women’s heart disease and other women’s health topics.


“The goals and efforts of Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and those of Mrs. Bush are closely aligned, as both entities recognize the significance of making progress in gender-specific medicine and women’s health through education, research and patient care,” said Angela Knapp Eggers, interim executive director of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s health. “Mrs. Bush has dedicated much of her life to raising awareness about the need for strategic efforts to improving the quality of women’s health. This is what the institute strives to do every day through our research and various programs that make a difference in the lives of women and their families every day.”


Because differences matter, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health improves the lives of women and girls through research supporting scientific discoveries unique to women’s health and gender differences, education advancing the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources and outreach connecting with communities for healthier lives.


Contact Angela Knapp Eggers, interim executive director of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, at (806) 414-9941 or to learn more about the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health or visit



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