WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters, whamnow.org) and La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) announced a new partnership to accelerate immune health research focused on women. New data released by WHAM and LJI shows that autoimmune research focused on women could generate $10.5 billion to our economy through improving health, quality of life and productive years in the workforce. Building from these findings, LJI, a globally ranked research leader, announced a new sex-based differences research focus at the institute.
“Women’s health is an economic issue that impacts everyone, and we can’t afford to ignore it,” said WHAM Chief Executive Officer and Founder Carolee Lee. “The WHAM Report shows clearly that when we invest in women’s health research the economic benefits for everyone are huge. We are proud to partner with the forward-thinking and innovative La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Building out a research focus on women in immune and autoimmune disease will lead to critical innovations and breakthroughs that transform women’s lives and boost our economy.”