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Call for information: Women's Health and/or Sex Differences Research at WFBMC: One of our goals in OWIMS is to foster women's health research by enabling researchers at the institution with women's health and/or Sex Differences interests to connect with one another and by promoting the development of new, translational research collaborations and teams. 
Faculty investigators, please follow the link to complete the short questionnaire, if you have women’s health and/or sex differences research interests:  


Download the Spring 2017 OWIMS Seminar Series Flier

Go Red: Women’s Health Research Symposium
Honoring Dr. Bridget Brosnihan’ s Contributions to Women’s Health
Presented by: 
Hypertension & Vascular Research; Cardiovascular Sciences Center and OWIMS
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017-
Lunch: 11:30 – 1 pm  \  Presentations: 1 – 5 pm
Nutrition Building, G Floor, Commons
Please RSVP by Feb. 8 to

  • Lisa Cassis, PhD, Research at University of Kentucky, Both Women & Men Matter
    Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences; Co-director, Division of Nutritional Sciences Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, High Blood Pressure: What's Sex Got To Do With it
    Director, Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging & Disease; Professor, Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine; PhD Program Director, Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University
  • Lauren Anton, PhD, Preterm Birth and Cervical Remodeling: Elucidating the Effect of the Microbiome
    Senior Research Investigator, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Liomar Neves, PhD, Examining Drug Candidates for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Ups and Downs of Multiple Animal Models
    Senior Scientist, CorDynamics, Inc.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Opportunity Open to Everyone
Cognitive decline and cognitive impairment in older women: risk factors and interventions
February 21, 11:30-1pm
Mark Espeland, PhD, Professor of PHS-Biostatistical Sciences
Registration required by February 17 at

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Opportunity Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
The State of Women in Academic Medicine: The Pipeline, and Pathways to Leadership
March 23, 11:30-1pm
Carol Shively, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Comparative Medicine and Director of the Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Registration required by March 21 at

Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research Day Open to All Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Post Docs, & Students (MD, PA, Graduate and other)
April 6, 8:00 am-3:00pm
The Gender Gap: Pain and Addiction
Featuring Keynote speaker: Jill Becker, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, MBNI; Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Senior Neuroscience Scholar, Reproductive Science Program and Charles Carlson, PhD, ABPP, Robert H. & Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
And Plenary speaker:
Charles Carson, PhD, ABPP, Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Endowed Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
Learn more about the Call for Abstracts (deadline is December 16), the featured speakers and to register at:

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The 2017 Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit: A State, National and Global Priority
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Add to Calendar
Novant Health Conference Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
To Register$140 for 3 days.  CME available - registration is higher

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 11th
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science. According to a study conducted in 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6%.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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