Outline: Women's Health & Sex Differences

Visit our website: http://wsdm.stanford.edu/

Directors

Marcia Stefanick, PhD
Co-Director
Professor of Medicine (SPRC) and, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, Co-Founder, Stanford Center for Health Research on Women & Sex Differences in Medicine *(WSDM) Center *
stefanick@stanford.edu

Lynn Westphal, MD
Co-Director
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, Co-Founder, Stanford WSDM Center*
lynnw@stanford.edu

Administrative Coordinator
Sonoo Thadaney
Managing Director, Stanford WSDM Center
sonoot@stanford.edu

Administrative Contact
Terri Oppelt (“TO”) Preising
Program Associate, Stanford WSDM Center*
preising@stanford.edu

Objectives and Goals

The Women’s Health and Sex Differences (WHSD) Application area addresses a wide scope of sex/gender-based biology and medical topics, with a focus on health issues that are unique to, or more prevalent or different, in women compared to men.  Research on differences due to sex (biology) and/or gender (sociocultural influences), and interactions of sex and gender on biology and health outcomes, is encouraged within each foundation and across all applications.

WHSD students receive training in a model that integrates biomedical and social science, by way of interdisciplinary, collaborative experiences driven from basic, translational, clinical and population research.  This approach transcends the boundaries of medical specialties, in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of health for all women, and men from conception to old age.

Requirements

Students must complete 12 total Scholarly Concentration coursework units. Students undertaking both a Foundation Area and an Application Area must complete six units in each.

WHSD students select coursework from the following:

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The Stanford Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center mission: advancing human health across the lifespan through research and education in women’s health, biology of sex differences, and gender medicine.

Co-directed by WHSD application directors, Stefanick and Westphal, the Stanford WSDM Center serves as the administrative home of the medical school’s WHSD application. 
Launched in January 2013, the Stanford WSDM Center has an extensive network of School of Medicine (SoM) and Stanford University faculty partners, including an Advisory Board of ~25 faculty leaders who conduct diverse WSDM-related basic, clinical, and population health research (http://wsdm.stanford.edu).

Annual WSDM symposia include: Basic &Translational Research on Sex Differences in specified disciplines (Immunology, 2014); the Women’s Health Forum (Global Women’s Health, 2014); and special Fall symposia featuring a pioneer in Sex and Gender research, education and/or clinical practice.

Recent WH(SD) Projects (Students Matriculated 2007-present)

*WHSD projects can be built on any of the current foundations

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MENTOR

MENTOR DEPARTMENT

STUDENT SC

PROJECT TITLE

Bahm, Sarah

Magnus, David

Pediatrics

BEMH

Current trends in Posthumous Sperm Procurement Protocols

Bell, Katherine

Zaroff, Larry

Anesthesia

BEMH

Undiagnosed: a personal memoir on living with a mystery illness

Chu, Jacqueline

Levy, Ronald

Medicine (Oncology)

CR

Does tumor vaccination delay need for conventional therapy for follicular lymphoma?

Eisenhut, Robin

Stafford, Randall

Medicine (SPRC)

HSPR

Systematic assessment of adverse events associated with off-label use of human recombinant factor VIIa

Goldner, Joshua

Tremmel, Jennifer

Medicine- (Cardiovascular)

CR

The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on angina symptoms, vascular function, and heart rate variability in women with non-obstructive coronary artery disease

Lewis, Jessica

El-Sayed, Yassar

Ob-Gyn

CR

Continuous glucose monitoring of pregnant women receiving betamethasone therapy

McClellan, Mary

Katzenstein, David

Medicine
(ID & GM)

CH

Sexually-transmitted infection symptoms, sexual risk behavior and condom use among young adults in Zimbabwe

Roosen-Runge, Megan

Mangus, David

Pediatrics

BEMH

Physician communication, content and style in the pediatric intensive care setting

Schoen, Lucy

Westphal, Lynn
(Stefanick, M.)

Og-Gyn
(Med-SPRC)

CR

Reproductive Factors and Postmenopausal Cognition as assessed by Modified Mini-Mental Status (WHI project)

Smith, Kierann

Fredericson, Michael

Orthopedic Surgery

BENG

Identifying modifiable risk factors for injury in distance runners

 

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