Gender-Specific Women’s Health Symposium

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) and the Office of Executive Vice President, Provost and School of Medicine Dean Steven L. Berk, M.D., will host the Gender-Specific Women’s Health Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 1700 University Ave.

The event will highlight research and education in the areas of women’s health and sex and gender differences. In addition to presentations from TTUHSC faculty, participants will have the opportunity to attend skill-building workshops in utilization of public databases to achieve publication, integration of sex and gender into research and integration of sex and gender evidence into established curricula.

Speakers and topics include:

Sex Influences on Brain and Emotional Memory: The Burden of Proof Has Shifted

Larry Cahill, Ph.D.,professor of neurobiology and behavior, University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Alzheimer’s Disease: Update on Research, Care and Support

Paula Grammas, Ph.D.,associate professor of medicine, executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences; and Monique Williams, M.D.,professor of neurology, associate professor of psychiatry

Update on TTUHSC Sex and Gender Initiatives, Future Direction

Exercise Physiology: Why Sex and Gender Matter

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., TTUHSCpresident

Why Consider Sex and Gender in Health Care?

Marjorie R. Jenkins, M.D.,associate dean for women in science, LWBIWH chief scientific officer

Cancer Tissue Banking: Every Cell has a Sex

C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., TTUHSC School of MedicineCancer Center Director

The Million-Heart Initiative: Tailoring Prevention for Men and Women

Susan McBride, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing professor; and Billy U. Phillips Jr., Ph.D., MPH, vice president and director, TTUHSC F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health

Optical Imaging and Molecular Markers for Cervical Neoplasia; Update of an National Institutes of Health Program Project Grant

Michele Follen, M.D., Ph.D.,obstetrics and gynecology professor, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Integrating Sex and Gender Evidence into Health Professional Education

Bradley Miller, M.D., Ph.D., associate executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging,TTUHSC Brain Resource Facility and The CH Foundation Regents Endowed Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Pandemic Influenza: What We Can Learn from Sex and Gender Differences

Steven L. Berk, M.D., TTUHSCexecutive vice president, provost and School of Medicine dean

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