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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…

ROSA Center Team Published in Menopause

Led by Lidia Minguez-Alarcon, PhD, MPH, a group of researchers within Project 2 of the ROSA center has been published in Menopause for work surrounding “Self-reported menstrual cycle length during reproductive years in relation to menopausal symptoms at midlife in Project Viva.” The team found that women with menstrual cycles of less than 25 days…

Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD Interviewed to Discuss New Connors Study

Primavera Spagnolo, MD, PhD, Scientific Director of our First.in.Women Precision Medicine Platform, spoke to local Boston news station WCVB last Monday about a recently published study that she conducted with other Connors Center affiliates. The study, carried out by Dr. Spagnolo along with Alexandra Sosinsky, MSc, Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH, Aleta Wiley, MPH, MSc,and Hadine…

Sex Differences in COVID-19

JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH Brigham Health Hub

Sex and Gender Differences in Health: What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Us

Spagnolo, P., Manson, J., Joffe, H. Annals of Internal Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

The Connors Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Deborah Bartz, the Director of Education, is the first author of an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, titled “Clinical Advances in Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine to Improve the Health of All”.  In collaboration with other members of Connors Center leadership, the article presents research showing…

NPR on Perimenopause

On January 16, 2020, NPR’s Morning Edition reported on perimenopause symptoms and research. Perimenopause occurs in the years leading up to menopause, and despite its significant impact on women’s health, few women are aware of it. Dr. Hadine Joffe, Executive Director of the Connors Center, was interviewed for the story and noted that women tend…

Congressional Briefing on Women’s Health Research

Connors Center Executive Director Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc,  presented at a congressional briefing titled “Rock Stars of Research: Scientists Who are Shaping the Future of Women’s Health Care” on January 14, 2020.  Dr. Joffe discussed the state of women’s health research alongside Janine Clayton, M.D., NIH Director of the Office of Research in Women’s Health…

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