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September 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for attendees including students across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45 minutes talks followed by an interactive question and answer period.

The series is open to everyone that is interested in learning more about women’s health. The hosts encourage all interested faculty, clinicians, community members and trainees to register for a talk or check out past seminars on YouTube. All the seminars will be held virtually on Mondays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (PST) unless otherwise indicated.

Note: Attendees who attend at least 90% of the series seminars will be awarded a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Attendance is taken during the event, so please log into the meeting with your full name if hoping to receive the certificate.


  • Mon, Sep 12, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT: Impact of Physician and Patient Sex on Outcomes after Major Surgery. Presenters: Dr. Angela Jerath, Anaesthesiologist, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia,Sunnybrook Research Institute, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Dr. Christopher Wallis, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Urologic Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mon, Sep 26, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT: A Big-Data Approach to Women’s Health Research. Presenter: Dr. Ann-Marie de Lange, SNSF Ambizione Fellow, Département des neurosciences cliniques, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
  • Tue, Oct 11, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Sex- and Gender-Based Analyses of Chronic Stress and Allostatic Load. Presenter: Dr. Robert-Paul Juster, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addiction, University of Montreal
  • Mon, Oct 24, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Sex and Circuits: A Systems Spproach for the Identification of Disease States and Novel Targets. Presenter: Dr. Melissa L. Perreault, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences & Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
  • Mon, Nov 7, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: A Tale of Two Mouse Models of Menopause – How Dietary Fatty Acids and Estrogens Interact to Alter Physiology, Behavior, and the Gut Microbiome. Presenter: Dr. Troy A. Roepke, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University
  • Mon, Nov 21, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Title Coming Soon. Presenter: Dr. Benicio Frey, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
  • Mon, Dec 5, 2022 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Asthma in Women: Lessons Learned from Clinical and Animal Studies. Presenter: Dr. Patricia Silveyra, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Mon, Jan 9, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Sex Differences in Exercise for Healthy Cognitive Aging. Presenter: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health
  • Mon, Jan 23, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Translating the Spectrum of Sex Differences in Cancer Biology into Sex-adapted Treatments. Presenter: Dr. Joshua B. Rubin, Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Genomics of Sex-Specific Phenotypic Varation. Presenter: Dr. Judith Mank, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada 150 Chair
  • Mon, Feb 13, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Imaiyạchi: Transcending Historical Trauma and Living Ancestral Visions Imagined for Us as Native Women. Presenter: Dr. Karina Walters, Professor, Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, Co-Director, IWRI, University of Washington, School of Social Work
  • Mon, Mar 6, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Measures of Success in Science- Moving Towards More Equitable Metrics. Presenter: Dr. Rulan Parekh, Professor, University of Toronto, Vice President Academics, Women’s College Hospital
  • Mon, Mar 20, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Scaling up Psychological Treatments for Perinatal Women Worldwide. Presenter: Dr. Daisy Singla, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Mon, Apr 3, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: Postpartum harm thoughts, OCD and infant safety. Presenter: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • Mon, Apr 17, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm PST: The Impact of Sex, Age, and Stress on Cognitive Bias. Presenter: Dr. Travis Hodges, Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College