Chancellor's Communique

Announcing the Ludeman Center - 5-4-21

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Today, we are excited to announce a new name for one of our campus treasures, in fitting recognition for the longstanding philanthropic partnership of women’s health advocate Lyda Ludeman.

The newly named Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research recognizes transformational commitments by Ms. Ludeman and her family, and further elevates the visibility of our center as a national leader in advancing innovative women’s health and sex differences research, training and mentoring future generations of scientists, and educating healthcare providers and the broader community on vital issues in medicine and health.

The Ludeman family has a time-honored and generational commitment to science, technology and education. The family holdings comprising the gift have been passed down through generations, and now offer the family the opportunity to give back and rapidly advance healthcare for women and families.

This remarkable gift will allow the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to intensify efforts to foster an atmosphere of innovation, mentorship and scholarship, and further elevate our progress in becoming a world-class destination for research that includes women and considers sex and gender differences. Naming the Ludeman Center is a meaningful way to acknowledge an enduring partnership, and further increase recognition of our leadership at the forefront of innovation in the field.

Under the exceptional leadership of Judy Regensteiner, PhD, co-founder and director of the Ludeman Center, women’s health and sex differences research has been a core focus at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus since 2004. Dr. Regensteiner and more than 70 researchers associated with the Ludeman Center have made tremendous strides in deepening our understanding of women’s health and sex differences, and this gift from the Ludeman family will serve to bolster these efforts.

With the passion and dedication of Lyda Ludeman and Ludeman Center leadership, I am confident that we will create healthier communities for all. Today marks a new chapter at the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research, and I hope you are as excited as we are for its continued growth.


Don Elliman
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