Dr. Leslie Saxon to Receive THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation 2019 Woman of the Year Award

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Noted interventional cardiologist Leslie Saxon, MD, professor of medicine (clinical scholar) and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC will be honored as the 2019 Woman of the Year by THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation. The annual luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Jonathan Town Club in Los Angeles, honors women who are leaders and trailblazers in the fields of business, science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Leslie Saxon is a pioneer in the movement of wireless diagnostics through wearable computing devices. The internationally acclaimed CBC collaborates with USC schools, including medicine, engineering, business and cinematic arts, to accelerate the future of fully integrated medicine. She has active research with programs involving connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. 

Guests will learn how Dr. Saxon’s work is revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatments, and changing the mindset from “sickcare” to “healthcare” by providing proactive, preventable and continuous care through technology.

The annual Woman of the Year luncheon raises funds to support youth education programs at the California Science Center. Proceeds help fund the California Science and Engineering Fair and education programming for underserved children through the Hands-On Science Camp and Community Youth Programs of the California Science Center Foundation.

Tickets are $150. To RSVP and obtain tickets, or for further information please contact Michelle Conrad at 323-465-1261 or hollywoodmich@gmail.com.


Like the mythological figures they are named after, THE MUSES strive to be patrons of learning to stimulate innovation in science education. Five decades after the group was established in 1962, their membership and spirit of commitment continues to grow. Today, THE MUSES encourage and provide public goodwill as well as financial assistance to the Science Center’s education programs, contributing to the Science Center’s role as a world-class learning institution for children, families, and educators.

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About the California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m.5:00 pm. Parking is $12, cash only.

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