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1st Annual WHISPR Symposium

The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology hosted 1st Annual Symposium and Finalists’ Pitch Presentations for the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) on April 11th, 2018. A keynote presentation entitled “Trauma and Women’s Health: Life Course Burden Within and Across Generations” was given by Karestan Koenen, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. This was followed by brief pitch presentations from finalist applicants for the first WHISPR research awards. A panel of reviewers selected the top two applicants, Pamela Mahon, PhD and Tianyi Huang, ScD, MSc, from among the four presenting to receive one-year grants of up to $25,000.

The goal of this newly-launched Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) is to advance our understanding of how physiologic and psychological stress affect women’s health and disease, and vice versa, by supporting pilot projects, facilitating interactions among WHISPR investigators and other stress researchers, and hosting an annual scientific symposium for the BWH academic community. Learn more about the program and the awardees here.

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