Dear Patients, Friends and Colleagues,
As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on all that we have accomplished with your support this past year and all the things for which we’re thankful. We are so fortunate to be part of such a committed network of scholars, research scientists and benefactors who take such an active interest in the Foundation’s work.
With the holidays fast approaching, and many requests for donations coming in from a variety of worthy charities, we think it is important to reiterate how important your support is to us and we THANK YOU!
All that we do wouldn’t be possible without you— from the M. Irené Ferrer Award to the generous research grants to young scholars your dollars make possible. In case you missed our previous blog article, we invite you to learn more about how we put your gifts to work.
In 2018, we will continue to work hard to create a healthier, more empowering world for all, and we look forward to another year of research accomplishments and milestones. But most of all, we look forward to having you join us on this wonderful journey.
Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!
The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine
Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.