August 14, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Studying Sex Differences Benefits Both Women and Men — Here’s Why

Most of what we know about human health and disease is based on research on men. This is because, until the 1990s, women of reproductive age were actively excluded from… Read More
June 22, 2018 in Blog Post, Event, News

Spurring Innovation in Endometriosis Through Policy Changes

The Society for Women’s Health Research brought together three leading endometriosis experts for a congressional briefing on June 19 to discuss the current state of endometriosis research as well as… Read More
June 12, 2018 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Sex Matters: Addressing the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gap

To prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a paper published June 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia:… Read More
May 25, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Biology of Sex Differences Journal Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center earlier this month took the helm as editor-in-chief of Biology of Sex Differences, a publication of the Society for Women’s Health… Read More
May 13, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Why We Need Diversity in Research — And How You Can Help

During National Women’s Health Week, you can help create a healthier future for generations to come. How? By sharing a bit of your time and information with the research community. Read More
May 8, 2018 in Blog Post, News

SWHR Founder Remembers Rep. Louise Slaughter

Dr. Florence Haseltine, founder of the Society for Women's Health Research, first met Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) in 1990, while she was working with others passionate about women’s health… Read More
May 2, 2018 in Blog Post, Event

SWHR Celebrates Achievements in Women’s Health at Awards Dinner

The Society for Women’s Health Research celebrated advancements in women’s health and honored three remarkable women for their contributions to the field on Tuesday night at SWHR’s 28th Annual Awards… Read More
April 19, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Jenelle Krishnamoorthy Elected to SWHR Board of Directors

SWHR announced the election to its Board of Directors of Jenelle S. Krishnamoorthy, PhD, associate vice president for global policy, communications and population health at Merck. Read More
April 16, 2018 in Event, Press Release

SWHR to Honor Three Visionary Women at Annual Awards Dinner

SWHR will honor Janet Woodcock, MD, of the Food and Drug Administration, Christi Shaw of Eli Lilly and Co., and Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing… Read More
April 13, 2018 in Blog Post, Event

Experts Identify Challenges in Endometriosis Research and Patient Care

Endometriosis has completely disrupted Rebecca Black’s life — and the lives of millions of other women. Visiting doctor after doctor, suffering infertility problems, and dealing with excruciating pain, Black and… Read More
March 22, 2018 in Statement

SWHR Applauds Congress for Supporting Funding for NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

SWHR commends Congress for recognizing the valuable role of NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health in the FY18 spending bill by calling for funding that reflects the office's important… Read More
February 12, 2018 in Press Release

SWHR Hires Emily Ortman as Communications Director

SWHR announced today the hiring of Emily Ortman as its new director of communications. Ortman will lead the development of strategic communications efforts to maximize the reach and impact of the… Read More
November 29, 2017 in Press Release

New Guide Aims to Unmask Challenges Women Face in Getting Healthy Sleep

Though sleep is essential to health, the unique barriers faced by women in maintaining good sleep health are often misunderstood or overlooked, according to “Women & Sleep: A Guide for… Read More
November 9, 2017 in Press Release

SWHR Receives NICHD Director’s Award for PregSource Partnership

SWHR was awarded the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Director’s Award for its participation as a partner agency in PregSourceTM, a crowdsourcing research project that aims to… Read More
October 27, 2017 in Blog Post, News

Imaging The Effects Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy On The Brain

Imaging provides a window into brain changes due to dementia decades before someone begins to show clinical symptoms of the disease. Volume of the brain gradually declines with advancing age,… Read More
October 27, 2017 in Blog Post, News

The Importance Of Revamping The Guidelines For Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.2 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Of these Americans, 5 million are over the age of 65 years old. AD is the third leading cause of death… Read More
October 19, 2017 in Blog Post, Event, News

SWHR Engages on Migraine and Women’s Health

Migraine is the second leading cause of global disability, affecting 1.04 billion individuals worldwide and more than 47 million in the U.S. alone. Three times as prevalent in women compared… Read More
October 19, 2017 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

SWHR Elects Roberta L. Gartside as Incoming Board Chair

SWHR announced the unanimous election of Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. As a business leader with a strong commitment to… Read More
August 21, 2017 in Statement

SWHR Lauds Passage and Signage of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into Law

SWHR congratulates the Congress and the President for approving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017. By providing significant funding and important improvements to FDA's medical products… Read More
July 12, 2017 in Blog Post, Press Release

SWHR Elects Two New Members to Board of Directors

SWHR announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Gretta Stone, Deputy Vice President of Policy & Research at PhRMA and Dawn Halkuff, Chief Commercial Officer… Read More
June 15, 2017 in Press Release

SWHR Appoints Joy S. Braun New Director of Development

SWHR announced the hiring of Joy S. Braun, MPA, as its new director of development. Braun will lead the organization’s efforts to secure funding that supports the scientific programs, policy… Read More
June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Menopause, Memory, and Alzheimer’s Disease

By Pauline M. Maki, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Society for Women’s Health Research Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer’s Disease Member When women think about menopause, they typically think about… Read More
May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Obesity-related Eating Disorders in Women

By: Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, SWHR/Susan G. Komen Network for the Study of Exercise and Breast Cancer Member In the U.S., more than four in ten women are obese, compared… Read More
May 26, 2017 in Statement

SWHR Calls on Congress to Make Significant Improvements to President’s 2018 Budget Proposal

On May 23, 2017, President Donald J. Trump released his budget request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2018, calling for sizable cuts to discretionary public health research, treatment, and… Read More
May 17, 2017 in Blog Post

Sleep, Pregnancy, And Your Future Health

By Judette Louis MD, MPH University of South Florida, SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep Member and Mary Ashley Cain MD, University of South Florida For many women, pregnancy can be… Read More
May 10, 2017 in Statement

SWHR Supports Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s Confirmation to Lead FDA

Distinguished physician and health policy expert, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has been confirmed by the Senate as the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. President Donald Trump nominated him in… Read More
May 3, 2017 in CEO Policy Watch Report

SWHR CEO Policy Watch Report – FDA Developments

By Amy M. Miller, PhD, SWHR President and CEO Congress Moves One Step Closer to New Commissioner for FDA The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) recently… Read More
April 26, 2017 in Blog Post

What Fruit Flies Can Tell Us About Human Sleep and Circadian Disorders

By Amita Sehgal, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep Member and Paula Haynes, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Patients visit sleep clinics seeking both treatment and the solace… Read More
April 20, 2017 in Statement

Administrations May Change, But the Scientific Mission Should Not

By Rebecca Nebel, PhD, SWHR Scientific Programs Assistant Director and Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Assistant The scientific community will gather this Earth Day, April 22, to take a public stand… Read More
April 18, 2017 in Press Release

SWHR Appoints Sarah Wells Kocsis New Vice President of Public Policy

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2017) —The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) announced the hiring of Sarah Wells Kocsis, MBA, as its new Vice President of Public Policy. Kocsis will… Read More