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June 2021

Ensuring Representation in Healthcare: Increasing Racial Diversity Among Healthcare Professionals Center for Healthcare Innovation

Hosted by Center for Healthcare Innovation

The Center for Healthcare Innovation's webinar will highlight the importance of ensuring healthcare providers are representative of United States demographics. Most qualitative studies suggest that BIPOC respondents prefer a provider of a similar “racial, ethnic and/or cultural background, and/or thought some diseases were better treated by a provider of the same racial, ethnic, and/or cultural background.” This conversation will underpin the importance of patient-clinician racial concordance as a way to improve communication, shared decision-making, patient comprehension, and overall health outcomes…

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s Annual Legislative Conference

Hosted by National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women

The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women’s (NOBEL Women) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the organization’s annual meeting where more than 200 Black women legislators join industry leaders and stakeholders from around the country in dialogue on legislative and policy issues impacting the Black community.

June 23 - June 27

Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Symposium

Hosted by Center for Healthcare Innovation

The 10th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Health Equity Symposium is a leading annual, collaborative event focusing on health equity and health disparities in the U.S. The symposium brings together leading healthcare professionals, executives, physicians, patient groups, patients, researchers, academics, clinical trial professionals, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss health equity in the life sciences and the health sectors. The symposium focuses on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities in both the marketplace and workplace, with a specific focus on how…

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Women’s Health Innovation Forum Series: Cognitive and Brain Health

Hosted by Springboard Enterprises

Alzheimer's disease affects two-thirds of women in the United States. In addition, women are more than twice as likely as men to experience PTSD (National Center for PTSD). Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the most common pregnancy and childbirth complications, affecting up to 1 in 7 pregnant and postpartum women (Mathematica). Join Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with the Women's Health Innovation Coalition and Accenture, as they recognize these sex disparities and so many others in cognitive & brain health.…

June 23 @ 11:00 am EDT

Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Unmet Needs in Autoimmune Skin Conditions

Hosted by SWHR

SWHR will convene a working group of basic and clinical researchers, health care providers, patients/patient advocates, and policy leaders for a closed, two-day roundtable meeting to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of alopecia, atopic dermatitis, and psoriatic arthritis on women.

June 23 @ 11:30 am - June 24 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Analysis and Action: Applications of Intersectionality in COVID-19

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health will host “Analysis and Action: Applications of Intersectionality in COVID-19,” the second lecture in the “Diverse Voices: COVID-19, Intersectionality, and the Health of Women” speaker series.

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Health of Women Series: Cardiovascular Health Session

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

VCU's Institute of Women's Health has put together the Health of Women 2021 as a seven-part virtual symposium series, filled with engaging lectures and discussions addressing the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine.

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum

Hosted by Women’s Health Innovation Coalition

Join Springboard Enterprises, the Women's Health Innovation Coalition, and Accenture at our Women’s Cognitive & Brain Health Forum on June 30 at 11am ET.

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

July 2021

The Health of Women 2021: Reproductive Health Session

Hosted by VCU Institute for Women’s Health

VCU's Institute of Women's Health has put together the Health of Women 2021 as a seven-part virtual symposium series, filled with engaging lectures and discussions addressing the challenges and nuances of sex and gender medicine.

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

Congressional Briefing: Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action

Hosted by SWHR

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) will host a virtual congressional briefing to raise awareness of policy needs to improve care for individuals with uterine fibroids, a condition that is underfunded and often overlooked in research. 

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
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Panelists

Stephanie Saladino
Patient Advocate
Stephanie Saladino
Patient Advocate

Stephanie Saladino is an associate attorney at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago with a focus on healthcare regulatory and transactional law.  Stephanie received her JD and a certificate of health law from Loyola University of Chicago.  Through her practice as an attorney, Stephanie counsels an array of health care companies which has allowed her to gain a unique perspective into the industry as both a professional and as a patient.

After suffering with fibroids for years, Stephanie received a formal diagnosis in 2016 and has had several surgeries to combat the condition.  She became passionate about advocating for women’s health after learning how many women suffer from these issues silently. Stephanie’s goal is to help increase research funding for fibroids and to remove the stigma surrounding women’s health.

Candace Tingen, PhD
Program Officer, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch at NICHD
Candace Tingen, PhD
Program Officer, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch at NICHD

Candace Tingen, PhD, is Program Officer at the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch at the NICHD, where she provides technical leadership, guidance, and management of a research grant portfolio that focuses on the physiology and pathophysiology of human female reproduction and benign gynecologic diseases. She received her undergraduate degrees in biology and women’s studies from Duke University and her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Teresa Woodruff at Northwestern University. Following her graduate work, Dr. Tingen served as Director of Research Programs in the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Northwestern University, where she managed a diverse portfolio of biomedical research projects from grantees across Illinois and coordinated the Illinois Women’s Health Registry. Transitioning to federal service, Dr. Tingen was selected as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and served 2 years in the Office of Research on Women’s Health. Before coming to NICHD, she was the team lead for science policy and evaluation in the Office of Science Policy, Planning, Data Analysis and Reporting at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Sateria Venable
Patient Advocate and Founder, The Fibroid Foundation
Sateria Venable
Patient Advocate and Founder, The Fibroid Foundation

Sateria Venable is the Founder and CEO of The Fibroid Foundation, a global, patient advocacy organization. The Fibroid Foundation develops programming to support its community of over 26,000 women. Ms. Venable began her advocacy efforts in 2007. Since that time, the organization has developed a substantial global network.

Ms. Venable, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, has co-authored several scientific papers on fibroid research. She is the inventor of an undergarment inspired by her journey, which she hopes will transform intimate apparel for all women. A sought-after speaker, she has been featured in print and radio media, and has presented at gynecologic conferences worldwide.

Kedra Wallace, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kedra Wallace, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kedra Wallace, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, where she also serves as an associate professor. Her areas of research include uterine fibroids, high-risk pregnancy, and anxiety and depression in women. She currently serves as Director of Research within the Obstetrics and Gynecology department and Program Director for the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Graduate program at her University.

Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP
SWHR President and CEO
Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP
SWHR President and CEO

Schubert previously worked for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), where she served as the organization’s chief advocacy officer, growing SMFM’s role nationally and building its reputation in women’s health.

As a member of SMFM’s executive team, Schubert played a critical role in the development of SMFM’s budget and strategic plan. She also acted as a trusted leader and consensus builder among women’s health stakeholders, particularly in the policy arena.

Prior to SMFM, Schubert served as senior vice president at CRD Associates, where she advised clients — including nonprofit patient advocacy groups, medical professional organizations, and private companies — on government relations and public policy related to health and biomedical research issues, among others. Schubert has also spent time working in legislative roles on Capitol Hill. She received her BA from Mary Washington College and her Masters of Public Policy from George Washington University.