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.

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September 26, Wednesday

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October 25 - 26, Thursday & Friday


Sixth Annual LEADERS in Women's Health Summit


October 26, Friday


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