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SWHR Announces New Campaign on Molecular Diagnostics

SWHR is proud to announce a public awareness campaign focused on “Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics.” SWHR launched the yearlong focus on this rapidly advancing field in women’s health during the 2014 Annual Gala on April 2. 

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Learn more about molecular diagnostics.

 

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SWHR to Co-Sponsor the Upcoming National Institutes of Health

Forum on Microbiome and Autoimmunity

SWHR is co-sponsoring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Forum on the Microbiome and Autoimmunity on Thursday, April 24, at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. Experts from research institutions from across the country will discuss how the microbiome—the collective population in the human body of all non-human cells and genes, such as bacteria, viruses and other pathogens—influences the development of autoimmune disease.

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Society for Women’s Health Research Highlights Women’s Sleep Health at Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

SWHR will present a poster on “Exploring Sex and Gender Differences in Sleep” at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) on April 24-26 in Minneapolis, Minn. 

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Molecular Diagnostics & Sex Differences in the Brain Highlighted at Annual Gala Dinner

SWHR is proud that Dr. Larry Cahill, professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California-Irvine, gave the Keynote Remarks on “Sex Differences in the Brain” at this year’s SWHR Gala.  In addition, Dr. Steven Shak, executive vice president of research and development at Genomic Health, kicked off SWHR’s yearlong public awareness campaign focused on “Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics.”

Read more here.

 

SWHR Honors FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health Marsha B. Henderson at Gala Dinner

The first-ever SWHR Dr. Estelle Ramey Award for Women’s Health Leadership was presented to Marsha B. Henderson, assistant commissioner for women’s health with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Henderson was honored during the Annual SWHR Gala Dinner on Wednesday, April 2, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

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Major Changes Needed for How the FDA Approves Medical Products,

Says Society for Women’s Health Research

 SWHR® President and CEO Phyllis Greenberger will urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials along with greater reporting and analysis of sex differences during a hearing April 1st at the FDA headquarters near Washington, D.C. 

Learn more here.

 

SWHR Leads Broad-Based Coalition Urging Congress to Review the Need for More Women and Minorities in Medical Research

Nearly 50 organizations have joined SWHR by signing onto a letter urging the House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold a hearing that examines the progress made by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on including more women and minorities in medical research.  In addition, SWHR urges greater analysis by these agencies into how diseases and treatments affect women and men differently. 

Read more here.

Read the letter from SWHR here.

Read the joint letter and see the list of signatories here.

 

SWHR Praises CBS 60 Minutes for Report on Sex Differences in Prescription Drugs

SWHR appreciates 60 Minutes highlighting sex differences in the area of prescription drugs. The more women know how drugs may affect them differently from men, the healthier they will be. We are proud to have presented 60 Minutes with historical background and research—literally hundreds of documents—that helped them put together their report. We applaud them for talking to some of the leading experts in the field, three of whom—Dr. Larry Cahill, Dr. Noel Bairey-Merz and Dr. Doris Taylor—have been actively engaged with SWHR on research into sex differences. SWHR is pleased 60 Minutes helped bring greater awareness to this issue of vital importance to millions of women nationwide.

Read the news release here. 

 

 

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Sex and the Basic Scientist: 
Is it Time to Embrace Title IX?

Kathryn Sandberg & Joseph G. Verbalis
Georgetown University
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Sex Differences in kidney gene expression during the life cycle of F344 rats
Joshua C. Kwekel, Varsha G. Desai, Carrie L. Moland, Vikrant Vijay & James C. Fuscoe
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Clinical Trials

There are a number of women's health conditions that are neglected. Several new oral treatment clinical trials are now available for you to view.

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Policy News

Congressional Lunch Briefing

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FDA Report: Demographic Data

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), American Heart Association (AHA), and WomenHeart sent out the attached joint release:
FDA report on the Collection, Analysis, and Availability of Demographic subgroup Data for FDA-Approved Medical Products.

This report is the culmination of over 20 years of work by SWHR to emphasize the importance of studying women in biomedical research and the need for FDA to do reporting and analysis of sex, age, race and ethnicity in evaluating drugs, devices and biologics for marketing approval. 

It was SWHR’s 2001 IOM report “Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?” that put sex differences on the map.  SWHR and FDA’s Office of Women’s Health joint public workshop in 2011, 
Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities
was highlighted in the report.


 

 

Latest News

April 17, 2014

SWHR Highlights Women’s Sleep Health at Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

April 15, 2014

SWHR Co-Sponsors the Upcoming National Institutes of Health Forum on Microbiome and Autoimmunity

April 7, 2014

SWHR Announces New Campaign on Molecular Diagnostics

April 1, 2014

Major Changes Needed for How the FDA Approves Medical Products, Says Society for Women’s Health Research

March 27, 2014

Molecular Diagnostics & Sex Differences in the Brain to Headline Annual Gala Dinner

March 7, 2014

SWHR Leads Broad-Based Coalition Urging Congress to Review the Need for More Women and Minorities in Medical Research

February 28, 2014

Society for Women’s Health Research Urges Congress to Examine Why There Aren’t More Women and Minorities in Medical Research

February 24, 2014

SWHR to Honor FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health Marsha B. Henderson at Gala Dinner

February 19, 2014

SWHR Welcomes Dr. Paula Johnson and Carol Kelly to the SWHR Board of Directors

February 12, 2014

SWHR Announces Travel Award for Student Researchers Studying Sex Differences in Neuroscience

February 10, 2014

SWHR Praises CBS 60 Minutes for Focusing on How Drugs Affect Women and Men Differently

February 7, 2014

SWHR Applauds New Guidelines on Preventing Stroke in Women

January 29, 2014

The Society for Women’s Health Research Announces Annual Gala, Highlighting Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics 

November 14, 2013
Survey Finds Significant Link Between Chronic Health Conditions and Domestic Violence

October 1, 2013
SWHR Deplores Government Shutdown

September 18, 2013
SWHR CEO speaks at AdvaMed 2013

August 21, 2013
Dinner Still a Go for Women at D.C.'s Elite Cosmos Club
See SWHR full press release
August 14, 2013

SWHR President & CEO Phyllis Greenberger will speak at AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference on September 23, 2013

August 6, 2013
Congrats to SWHR founder Florence Haseltine on her Cigna Foundation GO YOU Award nomination! Read more
July 18, 2013
SWHR "X" Conference - Sex Differences Undeniably Make All the Difference in Women's Health

July 8, 2013
President and CEO Phyllis Greenberger will participate in the National Journal's Women 2020 Super Summit.

July 1, 2013

Valerie headshot.JPGSWHR board member Valerie Montgomery Rice appointed CEO and President of Morehouse School of Medicine. See release here!


July 1, 2013

Funding health-care research - Men vs. Women

May 23, 2013
Call for Action! Help support the NSF peer review process from U.S. Congress attack.

May 13, 2013
Hypertension in Women - Read more here
April 29, 2013

Launch of the 2013 Geoffrey Beene NeuroDiscovery Challenge

April 29, 2013
SWHR and Verizon Foundation announce partnership

April 15, 2013
Report from SWHR on Menopausal Hormone Therapy published in Journal of Women's Health. See release here

 

SWHR Events

April 2014

2: SWHR Annual Gala Dinner

4-5: Women's Health Congress

24: Forum on the Microbiome and Autoimmunity

24-26: Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Annual meeting

May 2014

13: Women's Health Week - Capitol Hill Briefing

Other Events
Discussion: Easing the Burden of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Through Medical Innovation -Monday, March 24 in Denver Colorado.  Sponsored by SWHR, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
 

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