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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 Register 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 Register 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…

02/13/23- ROSA Center Seminar: “Oxidative Stress and Emotion Regulation Mechanisms in Bipolar Disorder”

Monday, February 13, 2023   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View Recording Here Oxidative Stress and Emotion Regulation Mechanisms in Bipolar Disorder Pamela Mahon, PhD Associate Vice Chair for Research, Psychiatry, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Co-Director of the Research Track, BWH/HMS Psychiatry Residency Director, Mood Trajectories and Outcomes Laboratory Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard…

11/29/22: The Connors Center Annual Research Symposium

The 2022 Connors Center Annual Research Symposium was held at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday, November 29th in conjunction with the Brigham/Harvard Reproductive Outcomes of Stress & Aging (ROSA) Center, an NIH Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences. Over 100 attendees from the Connors Center, BWH, MGB System, and external community gathered…

12/12/22- ROSA Center Seminar: “Eicosanoids As Immune-Inflammatory Mediators of Sex Differences in Health and in Disease”

Monday, December 12, 2022   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required View the Recording Here Eicosanoids As Immune-Inflammatory Mediators of Sex Differences in Health and in Disease Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Population Science Director of the Institute for Research on Healthy Aging  Director of Public…

11/1/22- NIH SCORE 2022 Annual Meeting Keynote Address

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 10-11 AM | Virtual View the Recording Here The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences, or SCORE, program is the only NIH cooperative agreement program supporting disease-agnostic research on sex differences. Each center serves as a national resource for translational research to identify the role of biological sex…

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