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6/26/24 ROSA Center Seminar: “Women and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Begins in Midlife During the Menopausal Transition: Implications for Prevention and Treatment”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required Register Here Women and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Begins in Midlife During the Menopausal Transition: Implications for Prevention and Treatment Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science Regents Professor, Pharmacology, Neurology, Psychology & Neuroscience

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 View Recording Here 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

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 23rd, 2024. It was held in conjunction with the Brigham/Harvard Reproductive Outcomes of Stress &…

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 Register Here 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

3/4/24- Connors-Division of Sleep Medicine Joint Sleep Grand Rounds

Monday, March 4th, 2024   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   The Bornstein Amphitheater and via Zoom Improving Cardiometabolic Health Through Sleep Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA, CCSH Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Department of Medicine Director, CUIMC Center of Excellence for Sleep & Circadian Research Columbia University Irving Medical Center Register to Attend Via Zoom

3/20/24: Connors-BRI Research Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender into Research

Wednesday March 20th 2024 | 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center Register Here Connors-BRI Research Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender into Research The Connors-BRI Center for Research on Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Medicine is hosting a series of exciting talks and presentations by local researchers, including a keynote address from…

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 Learn More Here 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…

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 View Recording Here 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

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 Register Here 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…

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, an NIH Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences. Over 150 registered from the…

12/6/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Psychosocial factors and cognitive health in aging”

Wednesday December 6, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Psychosocial factors and cognitive health in aging Fran Grodstein, ScD Professor of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center Epidemiologist, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Chicago, IL

11/6/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Neuroendocrine pathways controlling vasomotor symptoms”

Monday November 6, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Neuroendocrine pathways controlling vasomotor symptoms Victor M. Navarro, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Associate Director of Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology Co-Chair PhD Affairs Committee, Division of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chair Career Development, PanAmerican Neuroendocrine Society

10/11/23 – 2023 Connors Center Funding Opportunities Information Session

On October 11, 2023 the Connors Center hosted an information session where attendees could learn more about the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the Connors Center through the end of 2023 and into 2024. Connors Center team members provided an overview of the programs, requirements, and review process. View the Recording Here 2022-23 Funding Programs…

10/11/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Reproductive traits and adverse pregnancy outcomes as windows to overall health”

Wednesday October 11, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Reproductive traits and adverse pregnancy outcomes as windows to overall health Jorge E. Chavarro, ScD, MD Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  Professor of Medicine Channing Division of Network Medicine Department of Medicine Brigham and…

09/11/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Strategies to Communicate Your Value”

Monday, September 11, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View the Recording Here Strategies to Communicate Your Value Kathy Rexrode, MD, MPH Chief, Division of Women’s Health, Department of Medicine Director, Office for Women’s Careers, Center for Diversity and Inclusion Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

07/17/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Variations in Menopause Type and Hormone Exposures Throughout Life Impact Memory”

Monday, July 17, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Variations in Menopause Type and Hormone Exposures Throughout Life Impact Memory:  Embracing Complexity, Overturning Dogma, and Diving Deep into Uncharted Waters Heather Bimonte-Nelson, PhD President’s Professor, Arizona State University Psychology Department Honors Disciplinary Faculty at Barrett Honors College Co-Director, Research Education…

5/4/23: The Connors Center 6th Annual WHISPR Symposium

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology hosted the 6th annual Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) Symposium and Awardee Presentation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Thursday, May 4th. Over 100 individuals registered to attend in person and virtually from the Connors Center, BWH, the MGB system, and…

06/26/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “The Forces That Shape Us: Interactions of Early Experience, Sex, and Puberty on the development of threat response circuits “

Monday, June 26, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here The Forces That Shape Us: Interactions of Early Experience, Sex, and Puberty on the development of threat response circuits Heather Brenhouse, PhD Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies Psychology Department Northeastern University

05/03/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Impact of SeXX and Immunity on Brain and Heart Disorders: Shared Etiology?”

Wednesday, May 3, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View the Recording Here Impact of SeXX and Immunity on Brain and Heart Disorders: Shared Etiology? Jill Goldstein, PhD, MPH Professor of Psychiatry & Medicine, Harvard Medical School Founder & Exec. Director, Innovation Center on Sex Differences in Medicine, Helen T. Moerschner Endowed MGH…

04/24/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “The stress test of pregnancy: Can we predict and prevent cardiometabolic disease in women with a history of pregnancy complications?””

Monday, April 24, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required Register Here The stress test of pregnancy: Can we predict and prevent cardiometabolic disease in women with a history of pregnancy complications? Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Women’s Health, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital…

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