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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 &…

A Message from the Connors Center on President Biden’s Executive Order on Women’s Health Research

Dear Members of the Connors Center Community, As we continue to celebrate what is turning out to be a momentous Women’s History Month, the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School would like to share our enthusiasm and support for the historic Executive Order that President Biden…

A Message from The Connors Center about Women’s History Month

Dear Members of the Connors Center Community, As we celebrate Women’s History Month, the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, affirms its unwavering dedication to transforming the health of women through sex- and gender-informed research. The Center has a rich history of championing women’s health,…

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…

A Message from the Connors Center about the NIH Revitalization Act’s 30th Anniversary

June marks the 30th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act, which directed the National Institute of Health to establish guidelines for inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research. This marked a turning point, as more organizations and groups across the world implemented similar policies. In the following years, recognition of over-reliance on male animals…

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…

ROSA Center Participates in National Meeting

On November 1, the Brigham/Harvard Center for Reproductive Outcomes of Stress and Aging (ROSA) joined other Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences nationwide for the annual meeting. Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc Scientific Director, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research was the keynote speaker and discussed “Next Generation Sex…

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…

First.In.Women® Fellow Published in American Heart Association Journal, Circulation

A study led by First.In.Women® Fellow Xiaowen “Wendy” Wang, MD was published in Circulation for work concerning “Sex Differences in Characteristics, Outcomes and Treatment Response with Dapagliflozin across the Range of Ejection Fraction in Patients with Heart Failure: Insights from DAPA-HF and DELIVER”. The cross-disciplinary, international team found that benefits were similar for men and…

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