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11/30/23: The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium

The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium was held in the Zinner Breakout Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday, November 30, 2023. It was held in conjunction with the Brigham/Harvard Reproductive Outcomes of Stress & Aging (ROSA) Center, an NIH Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences. Over 150 registered from the…

A Message from the Connors Center about the NIH Revitalization Act’s 30th Anniversary

June marks the 30th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act, which directed the National Institute of Health to establish guidelines for inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research. This marked a turning point, as more organizations and groups across the world implemented similar policies. In the following years, recognition of over-reliance on male animals…

ROSA Center Participates in National Meeting

On November 1, the Brigham/Harvard Center for Reproductive Outcomes of Stress and Aging (ROSA) joined other Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences nationwide for the annual meeting. Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc Scientific Director, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research was the keynote speaker and discussed “Next Generation Sex…

First.In.Women® Fellow Published in American Heart Association Journal, Circulation

A study led by First.In.Women® Fellow Xiaowen “Wendy” Wang, MD was published in Circulation for work concerning “Sex Differences in Characteristics, Outcomes and Treatment Response with Dapagliflozin across the Range of Ejection Fraction in Patients with Heart Failure: Insights from DAPA-HF and DELIVER”. The cross-disciplinary, international team found that benefits were similar for men and…

ROSA Center Team Published in Menopause

Led by Lidia Minguez-Alarcon, PhD, MPH, a group of researchers within Project 2 of the ROSA center has been published in Menopause for work surrounding “Self-reported menstrual cycle length during reproductive years in relation to menopausal symptoms at midlife in Project Viva.” The team found that women with menstrual cycles of less than 25 days…

Announcing Two Inaugural Research Grants for Connors BWH-MGB Collaborative IGNITE Awards

Pictured Left to Right: Co-Investigators Hadi Shafiee, PhD and Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD, MS; Co-Investigators Lydia Pace, MD, MPH, and Florian Fintelmann, MD The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, together with our partners in the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Office of the Chief Academic…

Introducing our Scientific Director, Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD

Originally from Italy, Dr. Spagnolo worked for years with patients with alcohol and drug use disorders. She launched an OB/GYN service for women with addictive disorders and she conducted several research projects assessing the consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy. In 2012, she moved to the United States to complete her post-doctoral fellowship at NIH,…

Connors Center Announces Receipt of Signature 5-Year NIH Specialized Center of Research Excellence Grant

The Connors Center is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a signature U54 Center grant from the NIH to support a 5-year multi-project, core-supported grant to investigate the neural processing of stress, which is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes in aging women. The Brigham/Harvard Center for Stress and Neural Regulation of Reproductive…

New Global Women’s Health Fellowship Director- Dr. Lydia Pace

The Connors Center is delighted to announce that as of July 1, 2020, Dr. Lydia Pace, Connors Center Director of Women’s Health Policy and Advocacy, will also be taking over the directorship of the Global Women’s Health Fellowship award program. Dr. Pace is a clinician-researcher with the Division of Women’s Health, primary care physician at…

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