November 19, 2015

Dr. Paula Stern is honored with the Louis V. Avioli Founders Award

November 18, 2015

Source: Throb

By: Diane Kelly

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that high school sex education in the United States is an unholy mess. And as a result, an alarming number of students enter college with little knowledge about how their bodies work in terms of reproductive health.

November 13, 2015

Teresa Woodruff and Megan Castle

Source: The Conversation

November 2, 2015

Click Here to Listen to Radio Segment

Synopsis: Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women. In basic research on animals and cells, female models are even more poorly represented. This results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women and occasional drug recalls when major side effects are discovered after the fact. Experts discuss why such an imbalance occurs, its results, and how the problem is being addressed.

October 28, 2015

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

Better Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Continued Progress Including Women in Health Research

GAO-16-13: Published: Oct 22, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2015.

What GAO Found

October 26, 2015

Watch Dr. Teresa Woodruff's October Research Forum presentation on "Sex Inclusion in Basic Research: Disruptive Technology, Adaptive Behavior, Sound Investment, Better Medicine"

October 6, 2015

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September 29, 2015

Hunter Clauss | September 28, 2015 2:07 pm

September 25, 2015

Northwestern student or not, you can get in on this class.

by , MTV

September 25, 2015

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

A Northwestern professor will be teaching a sex ed class as part of a new series of massive open online courses this fall that will also add two specialized programs.

September 23, 2015

 September 22 at 2:30 PM

The Washington Post

 

There’s a lot that many college freshman don’t know about sex. And when they don’t know something, they often stay in the dark, too afraid or embarrassed to ask about it.

September 23, 2015

WRITTEN BY STEFANO ESPOSITO POSTED: 09/22/2015, 03:52PM

Chicago Sun-Times

 

A new online Northwestern University “Sex 101” class aims to demystify the subject for freshmen, without leaving parents scratching their heads, as some did following a live sex-toy demonstration on campus in 2011.

In a series of short videos, students will able to learn the basics about sex and reproduction, said Teresa Woodruff, vice chair for research in obstetrics and gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

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