A new blog for the Institute for Women's Health Research Launched today! Check it out here.
Established in November of 2007, the Institute for Women’s Health Research was created at Northwestern University to help accelerate basic science and clinical research that will advance our knowledge of women’s health. Their mission is to increase the women’s health research portfolio at Northwestern University and their clinical affiliates; they focus on 5 ambitious goals to accomplish this mission:
To foster research that explores the sex and gender determinants of health and disease with an emphasis on women
To encourage interdisciplinary research, diversity inclusiveness and a comprehensive approach to women’s health research
To prepare researchers, scientists and clinicians who understand the sex and gender determinants of health and disease; develop leadership among women and girls interested in science
To accelerate the translation of basic science research into clinical practice
To become the authoritative resource for the community on women’s health issues and provide opportunities for the community to engage in the advancement of women’s health
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The Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Partnerships in the School of Education (OSEP) at NU is excited that a second high school biology teacher, David Bain, from Grayslake North High School in Illinois, will also be participating in the Onco internships. We look forward to...
I'm the project director for the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Partnerships (referred to as "OSEP") in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on Northwestern's Evanston campus. My MA is in linguistics from Columbia University and my BA is in...
The Northwestern University NewsCenter picked up the story we mentioned in the blog at the beginning of June called Obama gives money for Oncofertility research. They quote Dr. Kemi Jona who is the director of the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Partnerships in the...
The inaugural session of the Cardiology Summer Academy just ended. It gave seniors from the Young Women's Leadership Academy Charter School a chance to experience the world of the heart through real-life experiences at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. The program's success...
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I started in the Woodruff Lab in August ’08 as a graduate student working on my PhD. I earned my BS in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development from the University of Minnesota in ’05 where I worked in a lab that studied capacitation, a process that sperm must go through before they can fertilize an...
My name is Lisa Campo-Engelstein and I am a new postdoctoral fellow in bioethics. I received a B.A. from Middlebury College, with a double major in philosophy and pre-med, as well as a minor in sociology. I did my graduate work at Michigan State University in philosophy with a focus on bioethics,...
Every summer, Teresa Woodruff sends out a summer reading list to the people in her lab. Because there isn't much of a global perspective on Oncofertility yet, this year's theme is "Global Perspectives on Reproduction" to prepare, hopefully, to create partnerships with the World Health Organization...
Two high school graduates from the Young Women's Leadership Charter School will be able to do hands-on research on Oncofertility this summer, thanks to President Obama's stimulus money, the Chicago Tribune reported today.
The stimulus money is coming from the National Cancer Institute and will...
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Dr. Clarisa Gracia, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was recently pictured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine and listed as one of the top doctors under 40 in Philadelphia, thanks to her work in...
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