June 11, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Can Women’s Health Follow Personalized Medicine’s Path to Success?

Let me tell you a short story about a discovery in women that improved an entire field of treatment. Read More
May 20, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Determining the Value of New Therapies: ICER Explores the Role of Real-World Evidence

Women won’t benefit from new therapies unless they can access them, and patient access to new innovations is based, in part, on value assessment. Read More
May 12, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Find Your Health: SWHR’s Healthy Habits for Women

National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to all women that their health is a priority. Here, we highlight a few small steps women can take to enhance their wellbeing,… Read More
May 2, 2019 in Blog Post, Event, News

Applauding Achievements in Women’s Health at SWHR Awards Dinner

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night to celebrate advancements in women’s health at the Society for Women’s Health Research 29th Annual Awards Dinner. Read More
April 29, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Shining a Spotlight on Women’s Bladder Health

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by bladder health issues like urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections, which can significantly disrupt daily life. Yet many women are hesitant to talk… Read More
March 29, 2019 in Blog Post, Event, News

SWHR to Honor VA Executive, Neuroscience Researcher, and Former Board Chair at Annual Awards Dinner

The Society for Women’s Health Research will celebrate advancements and innovations in women’s health by honoring three leaders for their contributions to the field at SWHR’s 29th Annual Awards Dinner… Read More
March 25, 2019 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Griffith, Ybarra Join SWHR Board of Directors

The Society for Women’s Health Research announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Linda G. Griffith, professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute… Read More
March 11, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Struggling to ‘Spring Forward’? Rethink Your Sleep Routine

Science is telling us more clearly all the time that we are setting ourselves up for failure by ignoring sleep as a critical part of the equation for good health. Read More
March 4, 2019 in Blog Post, News

The HPV Vaccine: A Step Forward for Women’s Health

The HPV vaccine is one of the major milestones in cancer research, displaying the great promise of cancer prevention. Read More
February 27, 2019 in Blog Post, News

Pregnancy Complications May Influence Women’s Future Heart Health

A growing body of evidence shows women may have an increased risk of heart disease in the decades following a pregnancy in which they suffered from complications such as gestational… Read More
February 25, 2019 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Identifying Barriers to Care for Women With Endometriosis

An SWHR working group published an expert review that identifies areas of need to improve a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care, as well as highlights priorities for… Read More
January 22, 2019 in Blog Post, News

New Treatments, Universal Screening May Ease Burden of Perinatal Depression

The most common, most underdiagnosed, and most undertreated pregnancy-related complication in the United States is perinatal depression — depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after delivery. An estimated… Read More
January 14, 2019 in Blog Post, News

SWHR Engages With FDA on Patient-Focused Drug Development

SWHR seeks to ensure that meaningful input from women is included in the development and regulatory review of new medical products. Read More
December 20, 2018 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Roche Diagnostics CMO Alan Wright Joins SWHR Board of Directors

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to announced the election of Alan Wright, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Roche Diagnostics Corp., to its Board of Directors. Read More
December 6, 2018 in Blog Post, News

SWHR Praises Work of Dedicated FDA Women’s Health Advocate Marsha Henderson

In her 22 years at the Food and Drug Administration, Marsha B. Henderson has had a profound influence on the advancement of women’s health research. When she retires at the… Read More
November 26, 2018 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Survey of School Nurses Reveals Lack of Bathroom Policies and Bladder Health Education

In an online survey developed by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a majority of school nurses reported that the pre-K-12 schools they work for do not have written policies… Read More
October 30, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Poor Sleep Makes You More Than Just Sleepy

By Rebecca Nebel, PhD, SWHR Director of Scientific Programs We’ve all experienced times where we haven’t gotten enough sleep, whether it’s pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test, caring… Read More
October 22, 2018 in Blog Post, Press Release

More Than Just Anatomy: Sex Differences in the Lower Urinary Tract

A new SWHR report highlights how improving our knowledge about sex differences in cell biology in the female and male lower urinary tract may help stimulate breakthroughs in the diagnosis… Read More
October 17, 2018 in Blog Post, Event

Hill Briefing: Addressing Migraine Burden Through Research and Policy

To draw attention to the need for research and policy changes to address migraine burden, advocacy group Research!America hosted a congressional briefing on Oct. 3 that included SWHR President and… Read More
October 15, 2018 in Blog Post

SWHR Remembers Former Board Member Colleen Conway-Welch

Former SWHR Board member and dedicated women’s health advocate Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, RN, died on Oct. 13 after a battle with cancer. Read More
October 9, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Veterans Health Administration: Making Changes to Better Serve Women

Women are the fastest-growing segment within the U.S. veteran population and account for nearly 10 percent of the people served by the Veterans Health Administration. Read More
October 3, 2018 in News, Statement

SWHR Applauds Report Addressing Research Gaps on Safe, Effective Therapies for Pregnant and Lactating Women

The Society for Women’s Health Research commends the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women for its comprehensive, evidence-based report with pragmatic recommendations for addressing critical… Read More
September 19, 2018 in Blog Post, News

Hormones and Migraine: A Lifelong Connection

For women with migraine, fluctuating hormonal levels both during their monthly menstrual cycle and over the course of their lifespan are intimately connected to their experience with migraine. Read More
August 28, 2018 in Blog Post, News, Press Release

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine, researchers need to address how the disease differs between women and men, according to a report from the Society for… Read More
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