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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…

Podcast: The Fundamentals of Difference with Dr. Hadine Joffe

Connors Center Conversations: Igniting Change for the Health of Women Apple Podcasts

2020 WHISPR Awardees

In 2020, the review panel selected the following two investigators to receive one-year awards of up to $25,000:   Margo Nathan, MD (Division of Mental Health): Evaluating Stress Response Dysregulation as a Link Between Depression and Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Women     Jennifer Stuart, ScD (Division of Women’s Health): Preeclampsia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:…

2019 IGNITE Awardees

The 2019 IGNITE Award Review Committee selected the following four investigators to receive one-year awards of up to $50,000: Katherine Burdick, PhD (Department of Psychiatry) Role of Neurosteroids and Inflammation in Depression and Cognition among Older Women and Men Dawn DeMeo, MD, MPH (Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care) Network Medicine Approaches to Sex Differences…

2020 Summit Advisory Committee

On February 4, 2020, members of the first Summit Advisory Committee gathered to discuss the 2020 National Summit on the Health of Women. Invested members of academia, clinical practice, bio-pharma, venture capital, and policy gathered to to advise, guide and inform the direction and content of the 2020 National Summit on the Health of Women.…

April 2019: WHISPR Awardees

In 2019, the review panel selected the following two investigators to receive one-year awards of up to $25,000:   Sarah Boukezzi, PhD (Division of Women’s Health): Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Transcriptomic and Neural Mechanisms in Trauma-Exposed Women with Major Depressive Disorder     Le Min, MD, PhD (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension): Interaction of…

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