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Women's Health Seminar Series

The ORWH Women's Health Seminar Series features nationally recognized leaders in women's health research who present the latest information on topics important to women's health.

Seminars are free and open to the public. Listed below is the complete list since 1990, with linked videocasts (if available) and The NIH Record articles (if available).

2006 Women's Health Series Topics: Sexually Trasmitted Diseases, Caregiving, Diabetes

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Women's Health and Behavior Issues for the 21st Century
October 24, 1990

  • Women's Health and Behavior Issues for the 21st Century
  • Multiple Roles and Women's Health
  • Changing Ethnic and Demographic Profiles of American Women

Women's Childbearing Years and Beyond
December 12, 1990

  • Teenage Years
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Menopause



Major Diseases and Health Behaviors in Women
February 6, 1991

  • Social and Behavioral Factors in Chronic Disease
  • Cancer in Women: Morbidity and Mortality
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • Osteoporosis and Arthritis in Women

Women's Quality of Life: The Costs and Benefits of Living Longer
April 3, 1991

  • Quality of Life Implications of Living Longer
  • Social Support Networks and Care-Giving Roles
  • Sociodemographics and Health Needs of Aging Women
  • Health Needs of Aging Women: Where Will the Money Come From?
  • Aging Women's Quality of Life: Interpersonal and Macro Factors
  • Setting an Agenda for Research on Women's Health



Gender Differences: Stress and Cardiovascular Disease
January 5, 1993

Gender Differences in the Effects of Social Stress on CHD Risk in Monkeys
Carol A. Shively, Ph.D.
Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Gender Differences in Response to Psychological Stress: Fact or Fantasy?
Karen A. Metthews, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Is Stress of Today's Lifestyles Increasing Women's Risk?
Margaret A. Chesney, Ph.D.
University of California School of Medicine-San Francisco


Gender Differences in Addictive Behaviors: Alcohol, Smoking, and Other Drugs
March 2, 1993

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Gender Differences
Sheila B. Blume, M.D.
South Oaks Hospital

Gender Differences in Tobacco Use
Neil E. Grunberg, Ph.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Ethnic Differences in Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Interventions
Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D.


Gender Differences in Stress: Immunologic Aspects
April 20, 1993

Sharlene M. Weiss, Ph.D.
National Center for Nursing Research, NIH

The Relevance of Gender to Immune Resilience and Vulnerability
Christopher L. Coe, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Hostile Behavior During Marital Conflict Alters Hormones and Immune Function
Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.
Ohio State University College of Medicine

The Impact of Hurricane Andrew and Stress, Cognitive Difficulties, and Immune Abnormalities in CFS
Gail Ironson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami


Gender Differences in Medical Decision Making
May 27, 1993

Coronary Heart Disease in Women: Needs and Opportunities
Nanette K. Wenger, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine

Gender Differences in Health Care Decision Making
Mary B. Mahowald, Ph.D.
University of Chicago

Shared Decision Making for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Elizabeth Mort, M.D., M.P.H.
Harvard Medical School


Reproductive and Sexual Issues
December 16, 1993

Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D.
Deputy Director, NIH

Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
U.S. Surgeon General

Adolescent Sexual Behavior: STDs and Pregnancy
Deborah Holtzman, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

RU486 and Other Antiprogestins
Gary D. Hodgen, Ph.D.
Eastern Virginia Medical School

National and International Perspectives in Contraception
Charlotte Gardiner, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., M.Sc. (M.C.H.)
United Nations Population Fund



Women and HIV
February 23, 1994

Natural History and Epidemiology of HIV in Women: A Global Perspective
Jonathan M. Mann, M.D., M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health

HIV Disease in Women: Clinical Aspects
Alexandra M. Levine, M.D.
University of Southern California School of Medicine

Challenge of HIV Prevention in Minority Communities
Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.
New York State Psychiatric Institute


Domestic Violence and Abuse
March 23, 1994

Elder Abuse: A Growing Issue for Older Women
Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D.
Benjamin Rose Institute

A Model of Wife Abuse and Implications for Change
K. Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Health Burden of Rape
Mary P. Koss, Ph.D.
University of Arizona

Domestic Violence: A Community and Legislative Response
Sheila Wellstone
Domestic Violence Intervention Advocate


Breast Cancer
May 19, 1994

Genetic Factors and Breast Cancer
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
National Center for Human Genome Research

Lifestyle Risk Factors and Breast Cancer: What Do We Know?
David J. Hunter, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D.
Harvard Medical School

Environmental Risk Factors
G. Iris Obrams, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

New Therapies on the Horizon
Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center

Breast Cancer Detection Technologies
Lawrence W. Bassett, M.D., F.A.C.R.
University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles


Communication Revolution in Health: Media, Counseling, and Gender
November 22, 1994
Phyllis Tilson Piotrow, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University



Genetic Testing and Women
January 31, 1995

Overview of Genetic Testing: Implications for Women's Health
Claire Francomano, M.D.
National Institutes of Health

Women, Culture, and Genetic Technologies
Nancy Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Washington

Genetic Accountability and Women
Karen Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A.
University of Maryland School of Law


Autoimmune Diseases in Women
March 21, 1995

Michael Lockshin, M.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Effects of Pregnancy on Autoimmune Diseases
Jill Buyon, M.D.
Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases

Gender Disparity, Controversy, and Research Needs and Opportunities
Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gender Differences in Animal Models for Multiple Sclerosis
Caroline Whitacre, Ph.D.
Ohio State University


Physical Fitness
May 30, 1995

Thomas E. Malone, Ph.D.
Former NIH Deputy Director

Heredity and Health-Related Fitness
Claude Bouchard, Ph.D.
Laval University

Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, and Reproduction of Health Risks in Different Age Populations
William J. Evans, Ph.D.
Noll Physiological Research Center

Physical Activities Related to Major Health Problems of Women
Barbara L. Drinkwater, Ph.D.
Pacific Medical Center


Hormone Replacement Therapy: Risks and Benefits
September 11, 1995

Changes at Menopause
Morris Notelovitz, M.D. Ph.D.
The Women's Medical & Diagnostic Center

State of the Science
Marianne J. Legato, M.D.
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer
JoAnn Manson, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Complementary Approaches
Florence Comite, M.D.
Yale University

Weighing the Risks and Benefits with Your Physician
Lynnette Nieman, M.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Women and Mood Disorders
November 1995

Depression and Gender
Mary C. Blehar, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Depression and the Menstrual Cycle
Susan G. Korstein, M.D.
Medical College of Virginia

Women with Bipolar Illnesss
Ellen Leibenluft, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health



Reproductive Health
May 1996

Pituitary Causes of Hormone Deficiency in Pre-Menopausal Women
Robert E. Ratner, M.D.
Medlantic Clinical Research Center (Washington, D.C.)

Variation in Hormones Throughout the Menstrual Cycle: Implications for Health
Maryfran R. Sowers, Ph.D.
University of Michigan


Women and the Mystique of Smoking
September 24, 1996
Karen Emmons, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health

Who Smokes and Why
Corinne Husten, M.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert Klesges, Ph.D.
University of Memphis

Marketing and Policy
John P. Pierce, Ph.D.
University of California-San Diego

Community Action
Charyn D. Sutton
The ONYX Group


Women's Health in the Middle and Later Years
December 5, 1996

Overview: Social and Psychological Health
Eleanor M. Simonsick, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging

Bladder Health Issues: Urinary Incontinence and Hypersensitivity
Kristine E. Whitmore, M.D.
Graduate Hospital (Philadelphia)

Bone Health and Diseases
Jane A. Cauley, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

The Aging Heart and the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases in Older Women
Sharon Jackson, Ph.D.
Bowman Gray School of Medicine



Arthritis and Osteoporosis
March 6, 1997

Arthritis: Not Just Your Grandmother's Rheumatism
Rosemarie Hirsch, M.D., M.P.H.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and
National Institute on Aging

Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Osteoporosis
Ethel S. Siris, M.D.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Breaking the Pain Cycle
Kate Lorig, R.N., Dr.P.H.
Stanford University School of Medicine


Elder Options and Care Giving
June 5, 1997
The NIH Record Article: ORWH Seminar Looks at Elder Issues

An Overview of the Aging Process
Maureen Edwards, Ph.D., CHES
Coordinator of Health Education
Montgomery College

Legal and Management Issues
Marie C. Infante, R.N., Esq.
Elder Law Specialist

Living Options: How To Maintain Oneself in a Home of Choice
Ellen Greenberg
Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington

Caregiver Resources: Avoiding Burnout - Limits, Labels and Lessons
Judy Kramer
Gazette Newspapers


Alzheimer's Disease
September 25, 1997

Overview: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Risk Factors
Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
Donald L. Price, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Organizing a System of Care for Community-Dwelling Dementia Patients
Rick A. Martinez, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Rachelle S. Doody, M.D, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine



Women's Health Initiative: Finding the Answers on Hormone Replacement Therapy
February 17, 1998

Suzanne Hurd, Ph.D.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Coronary Heart Disease and Breast Cancer
Jacques Rossouw, M.D.
Women's Health Initiative, NHLBI

Hormones and Osteoporosis
Jane Cauley, Dr.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh

Estrogen Replacement Therapy and Dementia
Sally A. Shumaker, Ph.D.
Bowman Gray School of Medicine


Chronic Pain Conditions in Women
March 26, 1998

Cheryl Kitt, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Prevalence/Incidence of Chronic Pain Conditions in Women
Linda LeResche, Sc.D.
University of Washington - Seattle

Chronic Disabling Pain
Christian S. Stohler, D.D.S., D.M.D.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Genetics of Pain
Jon Levine, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California - San Francisco

Questions and Answers
Jeanne Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D.
American Association of Dental Schools


Weight: What's Fat? What's Not? What Can We Do?
June 4, 1998
The NIH Record Article: ORWH Seminar focuses on "What's Fat?"

Overview: Gender, Ethnic and Age-Related Differences
Judith S. Stern, Sc.D.
University of California - Davis

Biology of Obesity in Weight Regulation
Michael W. Schwartz, M.D.
University of Washington-Seattle

Future Obesity Management (Panel Presentation)

Barriers to Treatment: A Patient View
Lynn McAfee
Council on Size & Weight Discrimination (Philadelphia)

Update on Drug Treatment for Obesity
Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Lifestyle Management: Nutrition, Diet, Physical Activity, Behavior
Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Obesity Management Programs: Consumer Protection
Judith S. Stern, Sc.D.
University of California - Davis


Eating Disorders: Fads and Facts
September 16, 1998

Harold Goldstein, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

The Psychology of Risk Facts: A Developmental Approach to What Causes Eating Disorders
Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, Ph.D.
Wesleyan University

Overview of Effective Treatments for Eating Disorders
W. Stewart Agras, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine


Ethical and Legal Issues of Genetic Testing
December 3, 1998

Ethical Issues and Genetic Screening in the Genome Era
Robert F. Murray, Jr., M.D., M.S.
Howard University

Providing Good Genetic Testing: The Social Context
Henry T. Greely, J.D.
Stanford Law School

Genetic Counseling: Challenges in Offering Genetic Testing
Barbara B. Biesecker, M.S.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Privacy Issues
Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D.
Vanderbilt University



Breast Cancer and Breast Disease
March 4, 1999

Mammographic Features and Risk of Breast Cancer
Celia Byrne, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Physical Activity and Breast Cancer
Louise A. Brinton, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention Studies
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D.
National Cancer Institute


Hormone Replacement Therapy
June 24, 1999

HRT: What Are the Real Questions? What Are the Real Answers?
Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Partnership for Women's Health

Designer Estrogens and Other Steroidal Hormones
Peter Ganz, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Risks and Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Susan R. Johnson, M.D.
University of Iowa

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Menopausal Women: Public Use and Professional Knowledge
Fredi Kronenberg, Ph.D.
Columbia University


Chronic Neurological Conditions in Women: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Migraine
September 30, 1999

Audrey Penn, M.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Unique Clinical Issues Treating Women with Epilepsy
Mark Yerby, M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences Center (Portland, Oregon)

Gender Differences in Multiple Sclerosis
Caroline C. Whitacre, Ph.D.
Ohio State University

Stephen D. Silberstein, MD
Jefferson Headache Center
Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine


Mood Disorders and Women: Clinical and Treatment Issues
December 2, 1999

Mary Blehar, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Katharine L. Wisner, M.D., M.S.
Case Western Reserve University

Bipolar Disorder
Lee S. Cohen, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Premenstrual and Perimenopausal Mood Disorders
Barbara Parry, M.D.
University of California, San Diego



February 17, 2000

AIDS in Women: Epidemiology and Control in Africa, the Third World, and the United States
Neal Nathanson, M.D.
NIH Office of AIDS Research

Recent Advances in the Prevention of HIV Perinatal Transmission
J. Brooks Jackson, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins University

Treatment Issues and Challenges in Women
Victoria A. Cargill, M.D., M.S.C.E.
NIH Office of AIDS Research

Approaches to Preventing HIV in Women
Zeda Rosenberg, Sc.D.
Family Health International (Arlington, VA)


Women and Diabetes
June 15, 2000

Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and CVD Risk Factors in Women
Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D.
Medlantic Research Institute

Preventing Type II Diabetes: Weight Control
James O. Hill, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Treatment of Type II Diabetes
Saul M. Genuth, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Neuropathic Complications of Diabetes
Aaron I. Vinik, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.P., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
Strelitz Diabetes Research Institute


Women and Stress
September 21, 2000

Stress and Cardiovascular Risk in Women
Margaret Chesney, Ph.D.
University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine

The Hormonal Stress Response and Autoimmune/Inflammatory Disease
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Women and Workplace Stress
Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, Ph.D.
American Psychological Association

Beyond Stress Management: A Holistic Approach to Wellness
Annette Naber, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice)


Heart and Brain Attacks: What Women Should Know
December 7, 2000

Women and Stroke
Alison E. Baird, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Women and Heart Attacks
Anne L. Taylor, M.D.
University of Minnesota

Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine: Recognition in Women
C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D.
University of California - Los Angeles School of Medicine

Notes from a Stroke Survivor
Suzanne M. Nikolaus
American Heart Association

Notes from a Heart Attack Survivor
Nancy Loving
National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease



Incontinence in Women
March 1, 2001

Overview: Etiology and Epidemiology
Jeanette S. Brown, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Diagnosis of Incontinence: Techniques and Procedures
O. Lenaine Westney, M.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

What We Know about Surgery for Stress Incontinence
Veronica Mallett, M.D.
Oakwood Hospital
Dearborn, Michigan

Behavioral and Medical Treatment of Incontinence
Kathryn Burgio, R.N., Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Women and Addictive Behaviors
June 7, 2001

Women and Drug Abuse: Prevalence, Problems and Treatments
Mary E. (Betsy) McCaul, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University

Women and Nicotine
Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota Medical School

Illicit Drug Abuse in Pregnancy
Loretta P. Finnegan, M.D.
NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
Panel Moderator
Cheryl A. Kitt, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Violence Against Women
September 6, 2001

Violence Against Women: An Overview
Ileana Arias, Ph.D.
The University of Georgia

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Advocacy and Community-Based Initiatives
Michaele Cohen
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Judicial Perspectives on Domestic Violence
Judge Ronald B. Adrine
Cleveland Municipal Court


Successful Aging
December 6, 2001

The NIH Record Article: Growing Older Successfully - Seminar Finds Aging 'Not Just About Old People Anymore'

New Thoughts on Old Minds
Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D.
Stanford University

Differential Changes in Endocrine Systems with Aging
Nanette Santoro, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Power Aging: Eating and Moving for Optimal Aging
Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Maryland - Baltimore

Thoughts on Successful Aging
Thomas E. Malone, Ph.D.
Retired from the National Institutes of Health

Aging with Attitude
Gloria E. Sarto, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin Center for Women's Health



Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress
February 19, 2002

The Underlying Mechanisms of Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress
Dennis Charney, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Risk and Resilience in the Face of Disaster
Carol S. North, M.D., M.P.E.
Washington University School of Medicine

Coping with Anxiety and Fear
Sally Winston, Ph.D.
The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, LLP


Promoting Healthy Living: Diet, Fat and Cholesterol
June 6, 2002
The NIH Record Article: Help for 'Diet War' Veterans - Panel Weighs In on 'Diet, Fat & Cholesterol'

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad....
Frank M. Sacks, M.D.
Harvard University

Diet: To Diet or Not To Diet
Gary D. Foster, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Facts About Fats
Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Maryland


Promoting Healthy Living: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Dietary Supplements
September 10, 2002

Good Nutritional Practice
Sachiko T. St. Jeor, Ph.D., R.D.
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Diet and Activities to a Healthy Life
Samuel Klein, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

Dietary Supplements: What to Look For
Brian Sanderoff, Ph.D.
University of Maryland College of Pharmacy



Respiratory Health and Diseases in Women
January 14, 2003

Lung Diseases in Women: Overview
Christopher Fanta, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Asthma Epidemiology
Carlos A. Camargo, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Management of Respiratory Disease by Patients
Noreen M. Clark, Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Smoking Cessation: Targeting Women
Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Cancers in Women: New Approaches
May 29, 2003
The NIH Record Article: New Research Areas Explored: Seminar Examines Cancer in Women

Energy Balance and Cancer in Women: Evidence, Gaps and Challenges
Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute

Ductal Carcinoma in situ: Morphology and Biology
James I. Connolly, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ovarian Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring
Elise C. Kohn, M.D.
National Cancer Institute

Preventing Cervical Cancer by HPV Vaccines
Douglas Lowy, M.D.
National Cancer Institute


Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue
October 23, 2003
The NIH Record Article: ORWH Offers Overview of Women and Alcohol

Alcohol and Women: The Big Picture
Mary C. Dufour, M.D., M.P.H. (retired)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Treatment Issues and Outcomes for Alcohol Dependent Women
Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D.
Seton Hall University

Alcohol and Intimate Partner Violence
Kenneth E. Leonard, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo



Women and Heart Disease
March 18, 2004

Women and Heart Disease: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! An Overview
Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., FACC, Cardiologist
Director, Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Hormone Replacement: The Heart Facts
Pamela Ouyang, M.D., Cardiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Fit for Life: Avoiding Obesity and Heart Disease through Nutrition and Exercise
Njeri Karanja, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon

Getting Women to See Red: The Heart Truth Campaign
Ann M. Taubenheim, Ph.D., M.S.N.
Coordinator, Women's Heart Health Education Initiative
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Questions and Answers Session


Alternative Medicine and Women's Health
June 3, 2004
The NIH Record Article: Seminar Explores Alternative Medicine, Women's Health

Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Margaret A. Chesney, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Integrative Medicine Approaches to Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis
Janine Blackman, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Medical Director
University of Maryland Integrative Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Botanicals That Affect Women's Health
Norman Farnsworth, Ph.D.
Director, Program for Collaborative Research in The Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi For Health and Well-being
Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D., Professor
Institute of Neuroscience
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Questions and Answers Session


Women and Obesity
November 4, 2004
The NIH Record Article: Focus on Women: Seminar Explores Obesity and Stigma

Introduction to Obesity in Women (Special Needs, Problems, Epidemiology)
Robert Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H., NIDDK

Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents (Prevention)
S. Bryn Austin, Sc.D.
Children's Hospital Boston

Weight Gain Prevention in Women in Mid-life
Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H.,
University of Pittsburgh

Obesity and stigma
Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D
Yale University



Women and Sleep Disorders
March 31, 2005

Sleep Disturbances during Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy
Kathryn Lee, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
University of California, San Francisco

Sleep Disturbances During Mid-Life and Older Age. What Next?
Terry B. Young, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Lived Experience: The Patient Perspective
M. Elizabeth Johns
Apex Inc.

Clinical Approaches to Women and Sleep Disorders
Barbara A. Phillips, M.D., M.S.P.H, F.C.C.P.
Chandler Medical Center


Women and Depression
June 7, 2005

Postpartum Depression in Pediatric Practices: Opportunities and Challenges
Linda Chaudron, M.D.
University of Rochester Medical Center

The Menopausal Transition, Sex Steroids, and Depression
Peter Schmidt, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Cultural Issues Related to Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression for Women
Charlotte Brown, Ph.D.
Western Psychiatric Institute/Clinic

Perspectives on Women and Depression from the Community
Sue Bergeson
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


Women and Pain
Date: November 1, 2005
Event Flyer/Abstracts/Speaker Bios

Is Chronic Pain a Women's Health Issue?
Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Dentistry

The Pains of Endometriosis
Karen J. Berkley, Ph.D.
Florida State University

Chronic Migraine and Women's Health
Richard B. Lipton, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Fibromyalgia: A Personal Look at Chronic Pain
Katherine M. Woodbury-Harris, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Women and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Date: March 23, 2006
Presentation slides


Gender Differences and STIs
Victoria A. Cargill, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Affiliation: Office of AIDS Research, NIH

Topical Microbicides
Roberta J. Black, Ph.D.
Affiliation: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Prevention of STIs in Adolescent Girls
Craig R. Cohen, M.D., MPH
Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco

Community Perspectives on STIs Among Adolescents and Young Women
Kathy Woodward, M.D.
Affiliation: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C


Date: June 13, 2006
Presentation Materials


Family-Centred Service: What Is It, and Why Should I Care? Lessons from Families of Children with Disabilities
Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C), Professor of Pediatrics, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
Affiliation: McMaster University

Comparison of Emotional and Biological Parameters in Mexican American and White Male and Female Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Sharon L. Lewis, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., Professor, Schools of Nursing and Medicine
Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center

Systematic Review of Advance Care Planning and Caregiver Burden and Satisfaction With Quality Of Care at the End-Of-Life
Anne Wilkinson, Ph.D., M.S., Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist and Director, Palliative Care Policy Center
Affiliation: RAND Corporation, Washington, DC.

The Task of Caregiving: Catastrophe or Celebration?
Chloe JonPaul, M.S., Maryland State Representative, Caregiver Community Action Network,
Affiliation: National Family Caregivers Association



The Health of Girls and Women Across the Lifespan: Adolescents
Date: June 5, 2007


Vivian W. Pinn, M.D. Director, ORWH Introduction and Overview

Christine Bachrach, Ph.D. Chief, Demographic and Behvavioral Sciences Branch NICHD
Update on ADD Health Research Project
Presentation Materials

Ronald Dahl, M.D. Staunton Professor, Pediatrics and Psychology University of Pittsburgh
Sleep Behaviors and Adolescents
Presentation Materials

Russell Pate, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Exercise Science Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Arnold School of Public Health University of South Carolina
Physical Activity in Children and Youth
Presentation Materials

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Professor Department of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health University of Minnesota
Obesity and Adolescent Girls: A Slightly Different Perspective
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Donald Vereen, M.D. Special Assistant to the Director NIDA
Addiction and Adolescents
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