Welcome to the Sex-Inclusion Toolbox 

In January of 2016, the NIH established a policy which requires the consideration of sex as a biological variable in biomedical and preclinical research. This policy marks a fundamental shift in the way researchers must evaluate sex in their experimental design. The WHRI established the Sex-Inclusion Toolbox to support and engage investigators who are currently, or interested in, conducting sex-inclusive research.  

 

New Resources: Video Lectures from the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium 

Below are videos from the invited lectures and panel discussion from the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium which was held at Northwestern University on January 25th, 2017: 

  • "Considering Sex as a Biological Variable: The NIH Policy"  
    Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Founder and Director, Women's Health Research Institute, Vice Chair for Research
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
     
  • "Sex Influences on Brain and Body: An Issue Whose Time Has Come"
    Dr. Larry Cahill
    Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine
     
  • "Incorporating Sex Into Your Research Agenda,"
    Panel Discussion, Moderated by Dr. Francesca Duncan, Executive Director, Center for Reproductive Science
    Associate Research Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

    Panelists: 
    Dr. Catherine Woolley, William Deering Chair in Biological Sciences
    Professor, Department of Neurbiology, Northwestern University 

    Dr. Bethanee Schlosser, Director, Women's Skin Health Program, Vulvar Mucosal Specialty Clinic, Skin Concerns in Pregnancy Clinic
    Associate Professor of Dermatology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

    Dr. Larry Cahill
    Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine

    Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Founder and Director, Women's Health Research Institute, Vice Chair for Research 
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
      

Resources Available