Our Video Series features the work of our funded investigators and highlights our center’s efforts to foster gender-specific research findings with practical benefits.
Draw an Informed Conclusion: Simple Steps Can Prevent Obesity
Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the country are considered overweight or obese, putting them at risk for coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, joint problems, some forms of cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Draw an Informed Conclusion: Preventing Osteoporosis
Every year, about 1.5 million people in the United States break a bone that has been weakened by osteoporosis. Many people don’t even know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone... but it’s never too late to start doing the right things.
Draw an Informed Conclusion: Why is it Harder for Women to Quit Smoking?
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the country. Every year, 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related diseases. And not all smokers are the same. While fewer women than men smoke, studies have shown that women are more susceptible to tobacco-related health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and stroke.
Sex and Heart Disease: You Don’t Know the Half of It
The number one cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease kills more women than men, amounting to one in every four female deaths each year. It’s time to learn the other half of the story and change practices that endanger women.
Sex and the Science of Testing Meds: You Don’t Know the Half of It
The need for researchers to study and analyze their data by gender is growing, and doing so can help everybody.
Why Ignore Women: You Don't know the Half of It
Women make up more than half of the country but remain underrepresented in studies of diseases that are most likely to kill them. So, what reasons are there to ignore women in health research?
Women's Health: See the Whole Picture
Learn about our mission, and why it is so important for gender differences in biology and behavior to be examined in health and medicine.
Nanoparticle Technology to Fight Ovarian Cancer
As part of our video series, we want to share the work of our Pilot Project Program investigators - who are researching a variety of the most relevant women's health concerns. This video, featuring a pilot study by Drs. Mark Saltzman and Alessandro Santin, explains how nanoparticles are being used against ovarian cancer.
Committed to Better Health and Health Care for All
To attain a future of better health and health care for women and men, we must secure and expand our commitment to developing science that serves the public. This requires tailoring medical care by gender to improve individual outcomes - attaining these goals is what will be increasingly expected as a national and international priority in the years ahead.
It's Harder for Women to Quit Smoking
Our video series continues to highlight the research by our Pilot Project Program investigators. This video features the work of Dr. Sherry McKee in developing gender-sensitive smoking cessation therapies – to help women quit.
What is Women's Health Research at Yale?
Have you ever wondered what we do, and how? Center Director, Dr. Carolyn Mazure, explains the mission, and activities, that have been driving WHRY since 1998.
From the Director: WHRY Overview
Women's Health Research at Yale investigates some of the most pressing health concerns of women today. Founded to address historic gender disparities in medical research, the program supports and nurtures innovative studies on the health of women and gender-specific aspects of health. A national model, our program engages in medical investigations through our Pilot Project Program, interdisciplinary research cores and collaborative ventures, and communicates findings to the public through outreach to the community. Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D., Director, Women's Health Research at Yale; Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Are Smoking and Depression Linked?
Dr. Marina Picciotto talks about her investigation of smoking and depression as key, inter-related health concerns for women.
Stem Cells to Cure Endocrine Disorders
In this video, Dr. Julie Ann Sosa explains how she and her colleagues are turning human embryonic stem cells into replacement parathyroid cells – to address the debilitating calcium imbalance that results from the loss or injury of parathyroid glands – a condition more common in women than men.
Using Immune System to Combat Breast Cancer
This pilot study video highlights the work of investigator Dr. Joann Sweasy, who is developing a humanized model of breast cancer for "individualized" treatment.
Do Gender Differences Matter in Health Outcomes?
A new video series on our center’s mission and scientific investigations on women’s health. The first video explains the importance of studying gender differences. More videos to come.
Factoring in Gender: WHRY
With original funding from The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Women's Health Research at Yale was founded in 1998 to address historic gender differences in medical research by initiating and supporting innovative studies on women's health. Although the focus of our work is on women's health, the program generates scientific investigations that broaden the scope of knowledge on human health and operates on the belief that making a difference in women's lives will benefit every member of society.