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1st Annual WHISPR Symposium

1st Annual WHISPR Symposium

The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Symposium and Finalists’ Pitch Presentations for the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR). Please join us on April 11, 2018 from 4-6pm for a keynote presentation entitled “Trauma and Women’s Health: Life Course Burden Within and Across Generations” by Karestan Koenen, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. This will be followed by brief pitch presentations from finalist applicants for the first WHISPR research awards. A panel of reviewers will select the top two applicants 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.

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