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10/24/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Get out of your own way and get things done – strategies for success in academic medicine”

Monday, October 24, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Gender/Sex Differences in Sleep: Measurement, Epidemiology, and Implications

 

Susan Redline, MD, MPH

Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine,

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Epidemiology,

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Director of the Programs in Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Redline has led epidemiological studies and clinical trials designed to 1) elucidate the etiologies of sleep disorders in both adults and children, including the role of genetic and early life developmental factors; and 2) understand the cardiovascular and other health outcomes of sleep disorders and the role of sleep interventions in improving health and well-being. She leads the Sleep Reading Center for a number of major multicenter studies and founded and co-directs the National Sleep Research Resource, an international sleep data sharing repository that has made research sleep data easily searchable and accessible, supporting community access to data and to a suite of open source tools. She also supports a sleep apnea patient-focused virtual community and works actively with patient advocates to improve patient education and support. She has co-authored over 650 manuscripts and has served the sleep medicine community in many ways, including as a past Board member of the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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09/14/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Get out of your own way and get things done – strategies for success in academic medicine”

Wednesday, September 14, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Get out of your own way and get things done – strategies for success in academic medicine

 

Emily Oken, MD, MPH

Alice Hamilton Professor and Vice Chair

Director of Faculty Development

Director, Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Oken is a physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics recognized for her leadership of a large NIH-funded portfolio of life course research; of educational programs in clinical epidemiology and population health; of an academic division focused on chronic disease prevention; and of national and international efforts to improve maternal and child health.  She is Principal Investigator of Project Viva, a groundbreaking US pre-birth cohort study that has followed pregnant women and their children since 1999.  She has served on national and international committees to develop nutrition guidelines.  She has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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07/20/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Bioenergetic Consequences of the Loss of Ovarian Function”

Wednesday, July 20, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Bioenergetic Consequences of the Loss of Ovarian Function

Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Nancy Anschutz Chair In Women’s Health Research

Acting Director, Eastern Colorado VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Associate Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

Associate Director, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Wendy Kohrt, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Nancy Anschutz Chair in Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She has received continuous funding from the NIH as a principal investigator since 1990 and has more than 260 research publications. Dr. Kohrt is the Director of the Colorado Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

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06/06/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Addressing the impact of Reproductive Aging in Aging Studies: Lessons from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)”

Monday, June 06, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Addressing the impact of Reproductive Aging in Aging Studies:

Lessons from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

Siobán D. Harlow, PhD

Professor Emerita of Epidemiology and Global Public Health

Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Center for Midlife Science

Editor-in-Chief Women’s Midlife Health 

Siobán D. Harlow, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Epidemiology and Global Public Health in the School of Public Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan where she also serves as Director of the Center for Midlife Science. Her research focuses on understanding patterns of menstrual function and gynecological morbidity across the lifespan, including leadership in studies of the natural history of ovarian aging, development of a staging system for reproductive aging, and studies of the interface between ovarian aging and chronic disease. Internationally, she has worked extensively on the impact of global trade and export production on women’s and children’s health and on the health impacts of gender based violence, most recently focusing on conflict-related gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she was a Fulbright Scholar in 2017-2018.

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5/26/22 – ROSA Center Seminar: “Sex determinants of obesity and metabolic dysregulation” (Karen Reue, PhD)

Thursday, May 26, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Sex determinants of obesity and metabolic dysregulation   Presenter: Karen Reue, PhD Professor and Vice Chair, Human Genetics Associate Director, UCLA/Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program David…

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04/25/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Domino Hypothesis vs. Parallel Symptomatic Outcomes”

Monday, April 25, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Domino Hypothesis vs. Parallel Symptomatic Outcomes: Investigating Commonly Co-occurring Symptoms of Menopause-related Vasomotor, Sleep and Mood Disturbance

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc

Executive Director, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Paula A. Johnson Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health

Executive Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Joffe is the Paula A. Johnson Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School and the Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology as well as the Executive Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she founded and directs the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program.

As the Director of the Connors Center, she oversees a research program with two main pillars — equity in novel therapeutics and the role of stress on the health of women.  She launched the First.In.Women Precision Medicine Platform to ensure that women benefit equally in the development of novel therapeutics. First.In.Women stimulates medical research and partners across the bioscience ecosystem to advance sex-specific and sex-differentiating knowledge in treating diseases that are exclusive, predominate, or differential in women. To advance stress research, she developed the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) which lay the foundation for the 2020 awarding of the NIH U54 Center grant (Reproductive Outcomes of Stress and Aging) through the SCORE (Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences) mechanism at NIH.

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03/28/2022- ROSA Center Seminar: “Neuroendocrine pathways mediating the effects of stress on reproductive function”

Monday, March 28, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Neuroendocrine pathways mediating the effects of stress on reproductive function

Presenter:

Ursula Kaiser, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension

George W. Thorn, MD Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, BWH

Professor of Medicine, HMS

Director of the Brigham Research Institute

Dr. Kaiser has an active research program focused on the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the neuroendocrine regulation of puberty and reproduction. Her research has received continuous NIH support for more than twenty-five years.  She also serves as Program Director of the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program to train junior faculty in women’s health research, and the Principal Investigator of an NIH T32 training grant to train physicians and scientists in academic endocrinology. Dr. Kaiser is also an active clinician, focusing on neuroendocrinology and reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Kaiser is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is the recipient of the Ernst Oppenheimer Award and the Sidney H. Ingbar Award of the Endocrine Society and is President-Elect of the Endocrine Society.

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