Gender Specific Medicine &$1Women's Health Symposium this month

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will host its third research and education conference focusing on women's health and sex and gender differences. This conference, presented by TTUHSC Office of the President and Office of the Provost in collaboration with Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, will highlight research and scholarships performed by faculty throughout the many schools and campuses of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

The symposium will take place on October 24th from 9:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building rm. 100.

Keynote speakers include national women's health and sex and gender experts:

Gillian Einstein, Ph.D. - Dr. Einstein is a University of Toronto neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology, working primarily in the fields of neurodegenerative disease, cognitive neuroscience and sex-based biology. Her laboratory work and scientific publications have been in vision, memory and Alzheimer’s disease.

Geert De Vries, Ph.D. - Dr. de Vries is an NIH-funded professor at Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute. He claims to be hooked on studying sex differences with a focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the sexual differentiation. He has vast knowledge in functional consequences of sex differences in the brain.

Faculty, residents and students from all schools and campuses are encouraged to submit research and scholarship works for this exciting symposium. For more information, check out the information flyer, or visit the website at

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