SWHR Launches New Network to Study Women’s Exposure to Violence and Chronic Disease
The Society for Women’s Health Research is partnering with the Verizon Foundation to examine the chronic health consequences of domestic violence and explore how technology can be used to address this issue. Read the news release.
Learn more about the SWHR ISIS Network: The Link between Chronic Disease and Exposure to Violence in Women, funded by the Verizon Foundation
Happy 3rd Birthday to the Biology of Sex Differences Journal
This publication is funded by SWHR and BioMed Central.
"Biology of Sex Differences serves as a forum for discussion of the forces that make females and males different, and the downstream pathways that are affected by sex-specific forces. This information will be critical for discovery of factors, often more prevalent in one sex than the other, that alleviate disease."
Read more about the Biology of Sex Differences Journal.
Breast Cancer Patients Deserve Better: Policy Must Support Innovation
“Every breast cancer patient should have access to the entire range of innovative tests available in his or her fight against this all too common disease. Our nation’s leaders should not keep patients and their physicians from the weapons they need in this battle. Breast cancer patients deserve better than this.”
Phyllis Greenberger, SWHR President and CEO
Read more on the importance of accessible diagnostics and treatment for breast cancer patients.
Report: Hundreds of New Medicines in Development for Infectious Diseases
The recent PhRMA Medicines in Development report showed that nearly 400 infectious disease treatments are in development. These new innovations could potentially help treat millions of patients with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, MRSA and many others.
Read the full report here.
ACA and You: How to Enroll and Access Your Health Care Options
As of October 1, 2013, the first ever open enrollment period has begun for individual and family health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Those currently without health insurance will be able to shop, compare rates, and choose plans that best fits their needs.
Healthcare.gov is the official Federal government website that provides information about the health insurance marketplace, plan options, and how to enroll based on your state's requirements. It also provides facts to help guide decisions on individual and family coverage as well as information for small businesses.
Find out what you need to know.
X Science News
Sex and the Basic Scientist:
Is it Time to Embrace Title IX?
Kathryn Sandberg & Joseph G. Verbalis
Biology of Sex Differences Journal
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
Biology of Sex
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.
Click here to see if you qualify
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.
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,
on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and
was highlighted in the report.
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
SWHR 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
Thank you for a great year of SWHR events!