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5/15/24 ROSA Center Seminar: “Thinking Beyond ‘Sex as Biological Variable’: Contextualist Approaches to the Study of Sex-Related Variables in Biomedicine”

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Thinking Beyond ‘Sex as Biological Variable’: Contextualist Approaches to the Study of Sex-Related Variables in Biomedicine

Sarah Richardson, PhD

Aramont Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Harvard University

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Laura Holsen, PhD, providing introductory remarks for Joji Suzuki, MD
Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Executive Director of the Connors Center, providing opening remarks for the Symposium
Aimee McRae-Clark, PharmD, BCPP, providing the keynote address.
Joji Suzuki, MD, providing remarks on trauma-informed addiction treatment and research
Sergey Karamnov, MD, 2024 WHISPR Awardee
Rose Olson, MD, 2024 WHISPR Awardee
Networking at the Post-Symposium Reception
Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Executive Director of the Connors Center, providing opening remarks for the Symposium
Joji Suzuki, MD, providing remarks on trauma-informed addiction treatment and research

4/23/24: The Connors Center 7th Annual WHISPR Symposium

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology hosted the 7th annual Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) Symposium and Awardee Presentation in the Zinner Breakout Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday, April…

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4/29/24 ROSA Center Seminar: “Consumer product chemicals and cardiovascular disease risk across the reproductive life course”

Monday, April 29, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Consumer product chemicals and cardiovascular disease risk across the reproductive life course

Tamarra James-Todd, PhD

Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology,

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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5/10/24: Women’s Health Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Chelsea Clinton, DPhil, MPH

Friday, May 10th 2024 | 11:00 am |  The Westin Boston Seaport District

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The 2024 Women’s Health Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Chelsea Clinton, DPhil, MPH


As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside the foundation’s leadership and partners to improve lives and inspire emerging leaders across the United States and around the world. This includes the foundation’s early child initiative Too Small to Fail, which supports families with the resources they need to promote early brain and language development; and the Clinton Global Initiative University, a global program that empowers student leaders to turn their ideas into action. A longtime public health advocate, Chelsea also serves as vice chair of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and uses her platform to increase awareness around issues such as vaccine hesitancy, childhood obesity, and health equity.

In addition to her foundation work, Chelsea teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has written several books for young readers, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World as well as She Persisted Around the World; She Persisted in Sports; She Persisted in Science; Start Now! You Can Make a Difference; Don’t Let Them Disappear; It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going; and Welcome to the Big Kids Club. She is also the co-author of The Book of Gutsy Women and Grandma’s Gardens with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and of Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? with Devi Sridhar. Chelsea’s podcast, “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton,” premiered in 2021, and she is also co-founder of HiddenLight Productions.

Chelsea holds a bachelor of arts from Stanford, a master of public health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and both a master of philosophy and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. She lives with her husband Marc, and their children, Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper in New York City.

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2/12/24 ROSA Center Seminar: “Hypertension in Women: What Makes Them So Susceptible and How Do We Increase Awareness?”

Monday, February 12, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Hypertension in Women: What Makes Them So Susceptible and How Do We Increase Awareness?

Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology,

Medical College of Georgia

Dean, the Graduate School,

Augusta University

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1/17/24 ROSA Center Seminar: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Role of Stress, Sex Differences and the Microbiome”

Wednesday January 17, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Role of Stress, Sex Differences and the Microbiome

Lin Chang, MD

Vice-Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Program Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Program

Co-Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience

Director, Clinical Studies and Database Core, Goodman-Luskin Microbiome Center

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Dr. Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc Opens The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium
Dr. Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc Opens The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium
Dr. Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc opens the 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium
Dr. Beth Garner, MD, MPH, Delivering Her Keynote Address
Dr. Beth Garner, MD, MPH, delivering her keynote address
Dr. Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD Delivering Her Presentation
Dr. Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD delivering her presentation
Dr. Rose Olson, MD Delivers Her Presentation
Dr. Rose Olson, MD delivers her presentation
Dr. Jen Stuart, ScD Delivers Her Presentation
Dr. Jen Stuart, ScD delivers her presentation
Dr. Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS Delivers His Presentation
Dr. Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS delivers his presentation
Dr. Maria Pabon, MD Delivers Her Presentation
Dr. Maria Pabon, MD delivers her presentation
Dr. Hermioni Amonoo, MD Delivering Brief Remarks To Close The Symposium
Dr. Hermioni Amonoo, MD delivering brief remarks to close the symposium
Dr. Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc Opens The 6th Annual Connors Center Research SymposiumDr. Beth Garner, MD, MPH, Delivering Her Keynote AddressDr. Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD Delivering Her PresentationDr. Rose Olson, MD Delivers Her PresentationDr. Jen Stuart, ScD Delivers Her PresentationDr. Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS Delivers His PresentationDr. Maria Pabon, MD Delivers Her PresentationDr. Hermioni Amonoo, MD Delivering Brief Remarks To Close The Symposium

11/30/23: The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium

The 6th Annual Connors Center Research Symposium was held in the Zinner Breakout Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday, November 30, 2023. It was held in conjunction with the Brigham/Harvard Reproductive Outcomes of Stress & Aging (ROSA) Center,…

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