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    SWHR launches “Beyond The Bruises” campaign highlighting the effects Of domestic violence on chronic disease

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    SWHR honors NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins at 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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    SWHR honors Members of Congress at 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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    SWHR works with researchers and clinicians to advance the field of sex-based biology.

SWHR ® is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought-leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education.

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SWHR and The Endocrine Society Argue for the Inclusion of Females in Research at Congressional Briefing

Posted on 28 July 2015

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), in collaboration with the Endocrine Society, hosted a congressional briefing on “Maximizing the Benefits of Biomedical Research: A Tale of Mice and Men, Why We Need to Balance the Study of Males and Females.”

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Congressional Briefing to Explore Biological Sex Differences’ Impact on Medical Research

Posted on 02 July 2015

Washington, D.C.—The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) and the Endocrine Society and are co-sponsoring a Congressional briefing on July 10 to examine the need to include more female subjects in preclinical and clinical biomedical research – a move that could revolutionize medical research and scientific discovery.

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SWHR Applauds NIH’s New Inclusion Of Sex As A Biological Variable

Posted on 12 June 2015

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR ®) supports the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) move to include sex as a biological variable in future research. Since 1990, SWHR has been working to increase equality in healthcare research, knowing that there are biological sex differences between women and men, and that these differences matter.


SWHR Leads Scientific Roundtable on Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 09 June 2015

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) held its second interdisciplinary roundtable on understanding sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease May 28-29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

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Flibanserin Nears Approval, But Much Work Remains

Posted on 05 June 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee has made history for women by recommending approval of Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ twice-rejected female libido drug Flibanserin.