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WHISPR 4th Annual Symposium

  Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology Presents:  Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Stress Program of Research (WHISPR) 4rd  Annual Symposium and Finalists’ Pitch Presentations “Investigating physiologic and psychologic stress in women’s health and disease” Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Elissa Epel, PhD Professor and Vice Chair Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center Consortium…

Connors Center Conversation Podcast

Podcast  Our podcast series, Connors Center Conversations: Igniting Change for the Health of Women, explores the cutting edge in sex- and gender-informed research and how to translate these discoveries into better and more precise care for women. Find the podcast here.  Episode 1:  The Fundamentals of Difference with Hadine Joffe: On this episode of Connors Center Conversations, Hadine Joffe discusses sex- and gender differences…

Sex and Gender Factors in COVID-19

On June 10, 2020 the Connors Center hosted a webinar focused on sex and gender factors in the context of COVID-19 research and care. This webinar featured conversations and panels with experts from Brigham Health. A recording of the webinar is available here:

Telemedicine for Women: Challenges, Promises and the Road Ahead

On Friday November 13th, 2020, the Connors Center hosted Telemedicine for Women: Challenges, Promises and the Road Ahead, a webinar that included panels of experts discussing how telemedicine has evolved since the COVID-19 pandemic and how to adequately provide quality virtual healthcare to women. Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Executive Director of the Connors Center moderated…

NIH SCORE Annual Meeting

The Connors Center is a recipient of the Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) grant, forming the ROSA Center. The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is is hosting the SCORE 2020 Annual Meeting Keynote Address, which will take place virtually, and is open to the public.   The keynote address, by Dr. Jocalyn…

Webinar: Sex and Gender Factors in COVID-19

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce our first webinar focused on sex and gender factors in the context of COVID-19 research and care. This webinar, the first of two planned for 2020, will feature conversations and panels with…

Mood Disorders in Women

On May 14, Dr. Hadine Joffe led the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Her talk, “mood disorders in women: what are the effects of female reproductive hormones on the brain?” explored topics on depression, sleep disturbance and hot flashes during peri and post-menopause.

World Medical Innovation Forum

Connors Center Executive Director Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc moderated a session for the virtual World Medical Innovation Forum, titled “Digital Therapeutics: Current and Future Opportunities” which focused on the use of digital therapeutics during COVID-19 and how it will impact the use of digital treatment in the future. A recording of the session is available…

Cancelled: WHISPR 3rd Annual Symposium

Due to precautions around the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret to inform you that the 3rd Annual WHISPR Symposium scheduled for April 9, 2020 has been cancelled. We are disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to bring together our network of dedicated faculty, researchers, fellows, postdocs and staff to celebrate and recognize their scientific…

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