Past Events and Workshops

Past Events

10th Anniversary Celebration

WHRY Tenth Anniversary Celebration

November 6, 2008

On November 6, 2008, new and longstanding members of the Society of Friends of Women’s Health Research at Yale gathered to celebrate our 10th anniversary and honor the Founding Members of WHRY. Over 60 guests attended the event. Co-sponsored in part by the Women Faculty Forum.

Judy Collins

An Evening with Judy Collins

September 20, 2006 

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins performed to a sold out audience to benefit research on women's health and raise awareness regarding the mission and accomplishments of Women's Health Research at Yale.

Women of Vision Award, 2005

Women of Vision Award Dinner

Our Women of Vision Award event, From Vision to Innovation: Women's Health Research at Yale, honors members of the community who have demonstrated an outstanding and abiding commitment to improving the health of women. 

2005 Honorees: Gloria Steinem, American journalist and leader in the women's rights movement, and Roslyn Milstein Meyer, co-founder of the Leadership, Education and Athletic Partnership (LEAP) and co-founder of New Haven's International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

Biennial Educational Conferences

Biennial Conferences

Our biennial conferences draw several hundred participants from across Connecticut and neighboring states. These conferences provide new data on women’s health and feature prominent individuals as “Women of Vision” who have made significant contributions to women’s health. Our most recent conference, with over 500 in attendance, honored Roslyn Milstein Meyer, Ph.D., and Gloria Steinem as our 2005 “Women of Vision.” 

2003 Honorees: Mary B. Arnstein, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, active member of the Yale community and the New Haven community, and an inaugural founder of the Community Fund for Women and Girls; and Diane L. Wishnafski, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Business Banking Division of New Haven Savings Bank, and active member of the New Haven community.

Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro and Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure

Champion Award

The Women’s Health Research at Yale Champion Award is reserved for Congressional leaders who have demonstrated an abiding commitment to improving the health of women and who, through their actions and accomplishments, have made a difference in our lives. 

2006 Award Winners 

  • U.S. Representative Rosa L. DeLauro 
  • U.S. Representative Nancy L. Johnson

Past Workshops: 2010 to Present

Dr. Larry Cahill

May 2015 — Grand Rounds

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Annual Women’s Behavioral Health Division Presentation 

“Sex Influences on Brain and Memory: An Issue Whose Time Has Come” — Larry Cahill, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Cahill’s research focuses on neural mechanisms involved in the formation of memory for emotionally arousing events. His recent research is showing that sex and cerebral hemisphere constitute twin, interacting influences on brain mechanisms of emotion and memory. 

  • Click here to watch Dr. Cahill’s presentation, provided by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

April 2013 — Grand Rounds

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Annual Women's Behavioral Health Division Presentation 

"Major Depressive Disorder in Pregnancy, Antidepresssant Treatment and Their Impact on Birth Outcomes" — Kimberly Yonkers, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and of Epidemiology; Director, PMS and Perinatal Psychiatric Research Program 

  • Click here to watch Dr. Yonkers' presentation, provided by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

May 2012 — Grand Rounds

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Annual Women's Behavioral Health Division Presentation 

"Hormone Therapy and Cognitive Function: A Scientific Update 10 Years after the WHI" — Pauline Maki, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Click here to watch Dr. Maki's presentation, provided by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

April 2012 — Workshop

"Exploring the Relevance of Gene-Environment Interactions Research" 

The goal of this workshop was to bring together social scientists and biological scientists for presentations that illustrate how population data have implications for the study of gene-environment interactions. Presentations focused on the study of stress, self control, and addictive behaviors. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control and Addictive Behaviors at The Yale Stress Center

May 2011 — Grand Rounds

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Annual Women's Behavioral Health Division Presentation 

"Depression and Heart Disease: Is There Gender-Specific Risk?" — Viola Vaccarino, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University

  • Click here to watch Dr. Vaccarino's 2011 presentation, provided by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

October 2010 — Inaugural "Point-Counterpoint"

"Immune Therapy of Ovarian Cancer: Developing Novel Approaches" 

  • Francine Foss, M.D., Professor of Medicine 

"Do current findings indicate it is time for a Phase 1 Clinical Trial?" 

  • Richard Edelson, M.D., Chair & Professor, Dermatology

May 2010

"Heart Disease among Women with Diabetes"

  • Barbara I. Gulanski, M.D., Associate Professor, Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism

April 2010

"Women and Smoking Cessation: Do Hormones Count?"  

  • Grand Rounds Speaker: Sharon Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Minnesota

March 2010

"Calcium and Cognition: Does Parathyroidectomy Have an Impact?"

  • Sanziana Roman, M.D., FACS, Asst Prof & Chief, Endocrine/Gen Surg & Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Assoc Prof, Endocrine and Oncologic/Gen Surgery 

February 2010

"Risk of Reproductive Exposures in Industrial Workers"

  • Oyebode Taiwo, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Fellowship Training

January 2010

"Building New Models for Predicting Outcomes in Patients with Cancer" 

  • Harriet Kluger, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Oncology)