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Women and men have different risks for the onset, expression, course and treatment response in a number of disorders that occur at different stages of development and throughout the aging process. The mechanisms that explain many of these sex differences are still unclear. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has the opportunity to be at the leading edge of sex and gender-based science by assembling the faculty and developing the research infrastructure necessary to promote discovery in this emerging field.

Research priorities of the Connors Center include expanding sex-specific and sex-differentiating knowledge about novel therapeutic interventions, conducting systems-based investigations and establishing interdisciplinary collaborations for disease-based conditions that are exclusive, predominate, or differential in women.

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