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Anonymous Donor Supports Global Women’s Health

From rural areas of India to more locally in West Philadelphia, Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) has an impact on health and healthcare on a global scale. In recognition of that leadership, an anonymous donor has made a $10,000 pledge, which will support the work of CGWH—at the direction of CGWH Director Dr. Wendy Grube—over the next several years.

Dr. Grube directed the funding this year to support the program’s trip to rural West Virginia; annually, she leads a contingent of Penn Nursing undergraduate and graduates students to provide education, care, and services to the at-risk and underserved community there. Students presented on chronic pain, colon cancer, and pelvic floor health and exercises, with afternoon breakout sessions on menopause, stress reduction, and holding space for each other.

“I am so grateful to have this funding available,” Dr. Grube said. “It allowed our students—regardless of financial circumstances and need—to travel to West Virginia, and that made a critical difference in the number of students who could participate. We had a record number of students make the trip this year and partner with the women of rural West Virginia around the most critical health needs in the area. Gifts like this one make it possible for all our students to have a full and rich Penn Nursing experience, and it makes them better care providers.”