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 describing the proposed work and any preliminary data should accompany the application, and will be exhibited at the workshop, Dz Incorporating Sex and Gender into Pre clinical and Clinical Studies dz, sponsored by the WHRG, to be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The winner of the competition will be announced at the conference.
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.