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Publish Date: 09/04/01
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Speaker Addresses Gender Differences in Health

Cincinnati--The recent national report titled "Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?" is the topic of the Dean's Distinguished Lecturer, Huntington F. Willard, PhD, member of the Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. This lecture is part of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Women's Health Research Series and will be given at 4 p.m. in room 7051 Medical Sciences Building on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

This 16-month study is a significant review of the status of sex and gender differences in biomedical research and confirm that differences between the sexes exist in prevalence and severity of a broad range of diseases, disorders and conditions, including recommendations for advancing an appropriate national research agenda. Willard is also the Director of the Center for Human Genetics, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland and Director of the Research Institute, University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Other sponsors of this lecture include: the UC College of Medicine Dean's Office, UC Department of Molecular and Cell Physiology, and the Children's Hospital's Division and Program of Human Genetics. Free and open to the public, the target audience for this presentation includes basic science researchers, graduate biological sciences students, MD/PhD students, other health professionals and all who have an interest in this topic.

For more information contact Donna Corday, (513) 584-5739.

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