9th Annual Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Symposium

9th Annual Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Symposium 
  • Symposium on May 26, 2016, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine .
This symposium was a competition for two grants totaling $50,000 from the Derfner grant for the most valuable research projects presented by junior faculty members participating in the event. Eight candidates participated; two awards were given and the recipients honored at our annual gala this year. They were Rosanne Rouf, Assistant Professor of Medicine, who has developed a mouse model for the investigation of mitral valve prolapse, (a common finding in women) and Kristin Voegtline, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, who is studying the sexing of the brain as male or female during development.

award announcement WHRG November 19 2015

                                                                                                Marianne J. Legato, MD FACP
Founder and Director
Announcement of Research Support Grant
The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine announced a competition for two $25,000 awards for the support of research planned to incorporate biological sex/gender as an important variable in the proposed protocol. Candidates for the award submitted their proposals to the Women Health Research Group (WHRG) by November 1, 2015. Posters describing the proposed work and any preliminary data accompanied the applications, and was exhibited at the workshop, DzIncorporating Sex and Gender into Preclinical and Clinical Studiesdz, sponsored by the WHRG, held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The winner of the competition was announced at the conference on May 26, 2016.
  • How to Incorporate Sex and Gender Into Preclinical and Clinical Research ?

Symposium on November 19, 2015, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.This conference was organized in response to the initiatives announced by the National Institutes of Health that sex should be included as a biological variable in experimental design. The aim was to aid researchers with experimental design and the interpretation of research that incorporates sex and gender. Attendees learned how to develop basic research questions, design experiments and interpret results about how sex and gender impact biological processes in both preclinical and clinical research.

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