|Title:||Well Woman Health|
SAG F, The National Healthcare Safetynet committee and the National Women's committee of SAG-AFTRA invite you to a Health expo
|Date:||Thursday, October 18, 2012|
|Time:||10.00am - 12pm ( Check-in 9:30 am)|
|Location:||SAG Foundation Actors Center|
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine
(free validated parking)
|Status:||Seats are available|
The goal of this dynamic panel is to educate, inform and inspire people from across the entire spectrum of the entertainment industry to not only take control of their own health, but spread the word on the importance of women's health at every stage of life. Panelists include:
Star Jones – Lawyer, author & television personality
Naz Sykes - Executive Director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Richard Roundtree - Actor
During his career he has starred in over 100 feature films and television projects. Notable have been "Shaft", "Seven", "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored", "413 Hope Street", and "George of the Jungle". Richard was the recipient of a Peabody Award for his narration of the PBS documentary "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow". He recently completed the feature "The Rift" and the BET pilot "Being Mary Jane" which is scheduled for the 2013 season.
Richard is a 19 year survivor of breast cancer and an advocate for early detection.
Former Director of Patient Education at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Breast Center, Dr. Funk opened her own facility, the Pink Lotus Breast Center, as the country's first female-owned, female-run and fully integrative breast center in March 2009. The Pink Lotus Breast Center fuses state-of-the art screening, diagnosis and treatment with preventive strategies and holistic, compassionate care.
Dr. Funk graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1991, and received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is also a former Oxford University scholar, and worked as a research assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Baxter Diagnostics. An outstanding investigator, Dr. Funk patented a surgical device used to increase operating room efficiency, assisted in the development of a method for the rapid detection of cytomegalovirus, and helped design an in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility test.
Dr. Funk's published works have appeared in Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease, Surgical Clerkship Manual, Archives of Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Dr. Funk's media appearances include expert commentary on the TODAY show, CBS evening news, repeat guest surgeon and co-host on CBS' The Doctors, and a favorite Lifechanger on NBC's Extra, where she often appears as a guest co-host and medical professional who interviews celebrities affected by cancer
Dr. Holmes is an internationally-renowned Breast Surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and non-cancerous breast conditions. As a noted leader in the management of breast cancer, Dr. Holmes is a sought-after authority on breast cancer surgery and breast radiation therapy and is regularly called upon to educate other breast cancer specialists on the optimal treatment of breast cancer.
Dr. Chrisandra Shufelt - Associate Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center is designed to help women reduce their chance of heart disease through a preventive approach, including state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic testing. Dr. Shufelt is a women's health expert. Her clinical interests focus on contraceptive and menopause hormone use with particular attention to assessing women with or at risk for heart disease. She directs the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program that provides personalized menopause system treatment (hormone and non-hormone options), high-risk hormone counseling for women with or at risk for heart disease and cardiac risk assessments. She also treats resistant high blood pressure and complex blood cholesterol disorders.
Dr. Shufelt is board certified in internal medicine with advanced training in preventive cardiology and women's health. She is a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) certified menopause practitioner and member. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences and the National Lipid Association.
Dr. Shufelt is co-investigator on many studies at Cedars-Sinai, including those focusing on heart disease affecting small arteries in women. Her research interests are women and heart disease, menopause symptom management, and the study of the influence of hormones on heart disease. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association and has presented at both national and international conferences. She is a community speaker, providing the latest information about hormones and heart disease, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Shufelt earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her internal medicine residency in Santa Barbara at Cottage Hospital and a Women's Heart Disease and Health Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shufelt earned a master's degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from USC.
Star Jones – Moderator
Star Jones has worked in television for 20 years; offering a fresh perspective to the day's most talked about crime and justice, political and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics and pop culture.
Star, a lawyer by trade, is best known to television viewers as a co-host of ABC's The View , the host of a daytime talk and information program and as an NBC News Legal Correspondent and now Senior Legal Analyst. Her knowledge of the law and talent for television has won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent, television host and social commentator.
As law is still her first love, Star for the last 25 years, was and still is, a licensed attorney in the state of New York. A prosecutor in Brooklyn, Star was named a Senior Assistant Attorney in the Homicide Division before she was 29 years old. To date, her felony conviction rate (31 of 33) remains the best in the county.
Star is an accomplished author who has written two best-selling non-fiction books: You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything (Bantam) and Shine...a Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Journey to Finding Love (Harper Collins). Star's third book, "Satan's Sisters," a fictional account of the behind-the-scenes workings of a daytime talk show, was published April 2011 (Gallery) and is being turned into a television series. Star is also the Editor-At-Large of UPTOWN Magazine.
In March 2010, Star underwent successful open-heart surgery. After undertaking an intensive 3-month cardiac rehabilitation program, Star returned to her regular activities with a new lease on life and a dedication to making heart health her primary philanthropic focus. Star was seen throughout the 2011 season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" on behalf of The American Heart Association where she broke previous fundraising records and used this national platform to raise public awareness of the number one killer of women: cardiovascular disease.