Philanthropy in Action

2023 Symposium

Friends of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center:
Mind Over Matter

by Christina Whittingham, NYP Development Communications


From Left to Right: Nicole Greene; Gretchen Englander; Orli Etingin, MD; Lisa Mosconi, PhD; Dena Pass; and Erica Samuels

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Friends of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center recently held its annual symposium, a space created to bring awareness to health issues that impact women at various stages of their lives.

This year’s program, “Mind Over Matter,” explored the effects of aging on women’s brain health and the ways to navigate these changes, led by NYP's expert in neuroscience and women’s health, Dr. Lisa Mosconi. Dr. Mosconi is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and was recently spotlighted by The New York Times for her research on menopause and the neurological changes that come with it.



Left to Right: Orli Etingin, MD, and Lisa Mosconi, PhD, speaking at the Friends of the Iris Cantor Fall Symposium

Joining Dr. Mosconi in this conversation was Dr. Orli Etingin, Medical Director of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center and a key leader who has led the Women’s Health Center’s enhancement and expansion of healthcare services for all women. Past symposiums held discussions on diverse topics including youthful facial enhancements and metabolism changes, each led by our medical experts at Weill Cornell Medicine. 


About Friends of the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center

Since 2002, the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center introduced a new standard and ease of care to New York City when it became the city’s first comprehensive and multidisciplinary women’s health center, offering all its services under one roof. 

Today, it provides the finest array of healthcare services designed with care to women in mind. The Center was named in recognition of the generosity and vision of Iris Cantor, who has been a devoted champion of integrated, compassionate care for women. The Friends of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center group was founded to assist the Center’s mission through increasing awareness of women’s health issues, informing the public about the Center’s many initiatives, and raising financial support in contribution to women’s health.


If you would like to make a contribution in support of women’s health, please visit our online donation form or contact Gabriele Shaw at 646-823-1309 or [email protected]


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