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Women's Health Special Interest Group Lectures

  • Established in 2002
  • Trans-NIH interdisciplinary collaboration on women's health and sex/gender comparison research through the establishment of the Intramural Program on Research on Women's Health (IPRWH).
  • The Women's Health Special Interest Group (WHSIG) sponsors monthly lectures by NIH and university researchers.
  • Encourages scientific exchange and multiinstitute collaboration, sharing of laboratory resources and equipment, and a network to allow brainstorming of ideas for collaboration.

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006

Date Title of Lecture/Videocast Speaker
October 21, 2002 "The Impact of Sex and Gender on Human Physiology and the Experience of Disease" Marianne J. Legato, M.D.
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
November 8, 2002 "Estrogen Receptors - From Molecular Biology to Therapeutics" Jan-Ake Gustafsson, M.D., Ph.D
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
December 20, 2002 "Prolactin in Breast Development and Cancer" Barbara K. Vonderhaar, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute


Date Title of Lecture/Videocast Speaker
January 29, 2003 "Depression: A Risk Factor for Osteoporosis in Women: Lessons from the P.O.W.E.R. study as a model for integrative clinical research at NIH" Giovanni Cizza, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
March 26, 2003 "The Prevention of Breast Cancer" - "Effects of Raloxifene in Pre-Menopausal Women" and "Future Directions for Research"
Event Flyer
Jo Anne Zujewski, M.D.
National Cancer Institute
April 25, 2003 "Estrogen-dependent and Independent Regulation of Immune System Development" Paul Kincade, Ph.D.
Oklahoma University
May 21, 2003 "Sex Hormone Effects on Specific Brain Mechanisms and on Generalized Brain Arousal" Don Pfaff, Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
June 11, 2003 "Autoimmune Disease - Why Female?" Nancy Olsen, M.D.
Vanderbilt University
October 29, 2003 "Estrogen and Synapses in the Hippocampus" Catherine Woolley, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
December 10, 2003 "Molecular Targeted Theapeutics and Proteomics in Ovarian Cancer" Elise Kohn, M.D.


Date Title of Lecture/Videocast Speaker
January 9, 2004 "Autoimmune Diseases in Women" Denise L. Faustman, M.D.
Harvard Medical School/MGH
February 6, 2004 "Evaluating Differential Estrogen Receptor Activities Using Knockout Mouse Models" Kenneth Korach, Ph.D.
April 16, 2004 "Estrogen Actions in Cardiovascular Physiology: 2004 Update" Michael E. Mendelsohn, M.D.
New England Medical Center/Tufts University
September 17, 2004 "Identifying the BMI of Risk for African Americans" Anne E. Sumner, M.D.
December 17, 2004 "Exercise and Women's Health: Basic and Clinical Applications" Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D., MPH


Date Title of Lecture/Videocast Speaker
January 2005 "New Molecular Epidemiologic Data on HPV16 and Cervical Cancer: Studies of a Uniquely Powerful Carcinogen"
Event Flyer
Mark Schiffman, M.D., MPH
March 2005 "Effects of Hormones on Cognitive Aging" Susan M. Resnick, Ph.D.
National Institute of Aging
April 2005 "Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: New Approaches, New Problems" Jennifer M. Puck, M.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
June 2005 "Racial Disparities in Women's Health Care" Alicia Armstrong, M.D.,
National Institute of Child and and Human Development
October 2005 "Management of Polycystic Overy Syndrome" Katherine Sheriff, M.D.
Drexel University
December 2005 "Gender Differences in Lung Function and Response to Environmental Agents"
Event Flyer
Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Date Title of Lecture/Videocast Speaker
February 2006 "Disparity in X-Chromosome Gene Dosage and the Risk for Coronary Disease" Carolyn A. Bondy, M.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Development
April 2006 "Endometriosis: New Insights Into Killer Cramps" Pamela Stratton, M.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
May 2006 "A Model For Understanding the Etiology of Domestic Violence " Ted George, M.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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