The Foundation For Gender-Specific Medicine
In a joint workshop held by the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Office of Research on Women’s Health, authorities from major academic institutions gathered together for a series of meetings concentrated on understanding the importance of gender on normal human function and the experience of disease. Doctor Legato’s
IGM Congress 2017

IGM Congress 2017

During the 8th Congress of the International Society for Gender Medicine, Dr. Marianne Legato delivered one of three keynote addresses (“Presidential Address”) during the course of the congress. The Congress was a great success with approximately 250 participants from 18 different countries. The main theme of the conference was “Trends in Gender Medicine: Super-Aging Society
10th Annual Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Symposium: “Sex and Gender Aspects of Diseases and Health Across the Lifespan” The Foundation supported the work of two young investigators who presented their data at this symposium. Cardiologist Dr. Rosanne Rouf developed a mouse model for the investigation of mitral valve prolapse, (a common finding in women). Developmental psychologist
Taormina, Italy Nov. 2016
Dr. Legato was the keynote speaker at the International Congress of Cardiology’s summit From Scientific Evidence to Clinical practice. She was also presented with a special award by the University of Messina for her achievements in cardiovascular medicine. You can view Dr. Legato’s presentation by clicking the link below. Date: November 24-25, 2016 Location: Taormina, Italy
Women's Health Research Group Annual Symposium 2016
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
Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award Ceremony - May 2016
Women’s ENews’ 21 Leaders For The 21st Century Award Ceremony (May 2016) Marianne J. LegatoMarianne J. Legato, MD, Ph. D. (hon. c.), FACP is an internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine. She is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Sex And General Medical Education Summit At The Mayo Clinic
Sex and General Medical Education Summit at the Mayo Clinic – publication of the conference proceedings in The Biology of Sex Differences. Click to Download Complete Commentary   Marianne J. LegatoMarianne J. Legato, MD, Ph. D. (hon. c.), FACP is an internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine.
Honorees Causa Ceremony Panama Dec. 2015
First Global Mens Health Summit / Doctor Honoris Causa Ceremony Panama December 4, 2015 Dr. Marianne Legato was invited as a speaker at the First Global Men’s Health Summit at the University of Panama. Her presentations addressed The Vulnerability of Men and Why Men Die First, named after her most recent book.  She received an honorary PhD
Johns Hopkins Workshop Nov. 2015
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 should submit their proposals to the Women Health Research Group (WHRG) by November 1, 2015. Posters
Johns Hopkins Symposium Feb. 2015
The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine has collaborated with the Johns Hopkins faculty for the first in a series of symposia. This symposium reviewed some of the most common illnesses and the sex-specific manifestations and treatment of these illnesses. Furthermore, this symposium aimed to inform health care professionals to learn about gender and sex-differences in the