Difference Matters: Women are 50% more likely than men to have adverse reactions to prescription drugs, yet most drugs do not have different dosages based on a patient's gender. Difference Matters: Men are more likely than women to die after an osteoporotic hip fracture. Difference Matters: Aspirin is more effective at preventing heart attacks in men and preventing strokes in women. Difference Matters: 75% of people living with autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are women.

Scientific Investigation

The Institute's grant program provides seed money to fund novel research unique to women's health that highlights critical issues for women or focuses on the vital differences in etiology, symptomatology and treatment of medical conditions.

Sex & Gender Specific Health

The Institute is committed to educating healthcare practitioners about the role of sex and gender in medicine. Visit our YouTube page to view our latest short videos on sex and gender differences in certain diseases.

Upcoming Events

August 27, Monday

San Angelo

Girls Night Out

 

August 28, Tuesday

San Angelo

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September 5, Wednesday

Corpus Christi

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September 6, Thursday

Kingsville

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September 18, Tuesday

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September 18, Tuesday

Canyon

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September 26, Wednesday

Corpus Christi

Sisters First Luncheon

 

September 26, Wednesday

Abilene

Sisters First Dinner

 

October 25 - 26, Thursday & Friday

Dallas

Sixth Annual LEADERS in Women's Health Summit

 

October 26, Friday

Lubbock

7th Annual Gender-Specific Medicine & Women’s Health Symposium