Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Where Are All the Women in Industry Advisory Boards?
A new study, co-authored by WHRY-collaborator Dr. Pamela Kunz, finds women are underrepresented in critical spaces of medicine, including academic and medical society leadership, journal editorial boards, and research teams. The authors suggest this absence may be holding women back in their careers.Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology
Black Women Excluded from Critical Studies Due to ‘Weathering’
Researchers theorize Black women age earlier and faster as a result of being "weathered" by a lifetime of racial discrimination and race-based stressors. As a result, many Black women are excluded from clinical research studies after reaching age-based milestones earlier.
Reduce burnout, increase your publishing success, accelerate your next promotion in academic medicine and more from Julie Silver, MD
Reducing burnout, addressing patient care, accelerating your next promotion in academic medicine and more - register for a session with Julie Silver, MD, associate professor and associate chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, to campus on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 2022.
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer
With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.
Is IVL equally effective in male and female patients? Shockwave Medical aims to find out with a historic new study
Shockwave Medical has announced a new clinical trial focused on the safety and effectiveness of its intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) technology in female patients.Source: Cardiovascular Business
Women: What's in a Name?
Today, as our scientific and cultural understanding expands, we have learned that sex and gender are not binary. And, in science, as our knowledge grows so must our efforts to welcome everyone in the identities they bring, and to enhance the precision of our language in adopting terms that value everyone. Even so, we must not forget our history and the descriptive terms that serve us well.
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.
WHRY’s Undergraduate Fellows Carry on Our Mission
Since 2015, Women’s Health Research at Yale has mentored 25 undergraduate students and counting. Along with our junior faculty and graduate students, they are taking crucial lessons about the health of women and sex-and-gender differences in health with them as they continue their education and begin their careers. Here is a sample of what our former students are up to now.
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.