In an recently published Opinion in PNAS released April 8, Institute Director Teresa K Woodruff advocates for sex and gender inclusion in basic and clinical research. In the article she encourages the NIH to give more attention to sex differences as an important variable in the earliest steps of the discovery process. Very little is known about the impact of sex on drugs and devices because "women are not equally included in basic sicence studies or in preclinical research."
The article was endorsed by the Leadership Council of the WHRI who represent a variety of disciplines included cardiology, neurology, rheumatology and dermatology and others. Click HERE to view the article.
Join the Women's Health Research Institute for a celebration of Northwestern University's success in advancing the field of women's health research! On Thursday, May 15, 2014, we will be hosting our annual Celebrating Women's Health event. Our poster session and clinical service information stations will be held on the 3rd Floor Atrium of Prentice Women's Hospital from 11:00am-1:30pm, and our keynote address will feature Mercedes Carnethon, PhD in her presentation "Metabolically Healthy Obese: Reality or Fantasy?" at 12:00pm. Please REGISTER for the free event today to ensure a seat and a lunch. If you are a researcher who would like to submit a poster abstract on women's health issues, click HERE. If you would like to have an informational table to display your services unique to women, click HERE.