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- Increase visibility of the diverse experiences of women during the menopause transition and post menopause
- Discuss the various pathways to enter menopause, including surgical procedures and medical therapies
- Emphasize ways to empower women and improve quality of care and general wellbeing
Karen Giblin is a foremost authority on menopausal health. She is Founder and President of Red Hot Mamas®, the nation’s largest menopause education program providing mid-life women’s health information and support which began in 1991. Red Hot Mamas® programs have been offered in over 200 hospitals and physician practices in the US and Canada.
Directed by Giblin, the Red Hot Mamas® award-winning website, www.redhotmamas.org provides up-to-date information to help women take charge of their menopause. She is Editor-in Chief of the Red Hot Mamas® monthly E-newsletter, The Menopause Minute®. The website and newsletter dispense the latest news on menopause health, medical research, strategies, approaches and treatments to guide women through menopause, and offers culling advice on how to make smarter lifestyle choices to live long, healthy lives at menopause and beyond.
Giblin is a frequently quoted source whose insights have appeared in national media and press including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Reuters News, LA Times, LA Daily News, Newsday, MSNBC, Web MD, Fortune, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day , Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Living Fit, Pink, Reader’s Digest’s New Choices, magazines and other publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN News, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, Better TV, QVC and other media outlets.
Giblin is co-author of “Eat to Defeat Menopause” (De Capo Publishing, 2011) and “The Manual of Management Counseling for the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Patient” (Parthenon-CRC Press, 2004). In addition, she’s been the lead investigator and presenter of numerous research projects on women’s health. Karen has also appeared before the FDA Advisory Council as an advocate for women and the need for development of non-hormonal treatment options to treat their menopausal symptoms.
Pamela D. Price currently serves as the Deputy Director for The Balm In Gilead managing the various health initiatives of the organization. Under her leadership, the organization provides support to faith institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation, which strengthen their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities. In addition to her role as Deputy Director, she also serves as the Director for The National Brain Health Center for African Americans.
As the Center’s director, she co-developed a six-part educational curriculum for nurses and allied healthcare professionals aimed at addressing knowledge gaps related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting African Americans. She also co-authored and facilitates an accredited training for healthcare providers and clinicians; aimed at increasing cultural competencies related to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia in African Americans among providers.
Mrs. Price holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health and has more than 20 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, and healthcare. As a registered nurse, she has served as a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp and excelled in both government and nongovernmental agencies providing leadership and guidance on program management, quality improvement, and project development. Mrs. Price has conducted hundreds of training sessions across the country with various nursing associations, healthcare organizations and conferences.
SWHR’s Menopause Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Astellas Pharma and Pfizer. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.