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Institute for Women's Health and Leadership 2018 Sex & Gender Research Forum

The 2018 Sex and Gender Research Forum took place on Thursday, March 8. This interactive program, held on International Women's Day, highlighted Drexel's interdisciplinary research focused on sex and gender in a local, national and global context.

The Forum was well attended by Drexel students, faculty, and staff who represented several different schools and colleges at the university, as well as many members of the community.

View photos from the forum

The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership is pleased to present this important program dedicated to sex and gender research and thanks everyone who participated. If you were unable to attend, you can still experience the Forum:

Watch the video on YouTube
Download the program booklet for a list of presentations [PDF]
View the presenters' slides and virtual posters

Women in Global Science panelists at the 2018 Sex and Gender Research Forum
Participants and attendees at the “Women in Global Science” panel, from left to right: Dr. Cato Laurencin, Dr. Kristy Kelly, Lynn Yeakel, Dr. Gabriela Marcu, Dr. Pamela Geller, Dr. Ana Núñez, and Dr. Kara Spiller, joined virtually by keynote speaker Dr. Kathrin Zippel (on laptop).

The event received media coverage from WPVI-TV (6-abc), WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and WHYY radio.

The Forum was jointly sponsored by Drexel University's Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, Office of the Provost, College of Medicine Office of Research, Office of International Programs, School of Education, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Department of Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Maternal and Child Health Program, College of Engineering, and College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Laurencin Family Foundation and the Doris Willig, MD Endowment.

Award Winners

Student Poster Award Winners

Victoria Grunberg, doctoral student in clinical psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, for the poster titled "Small Babies, Big Stress: A Statistical Classification of NICU Parents"

Chanae Hodge, doctoral student in Education Leadership & Management in the School of Education, for the poster titled "Intersectionality in the Academy: Life Histories of Caribbean Women in Higher Education Leadership"

Gabrielle Russo, master's student in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, for the poster titled "Sex Differences in Perinatal Depression: A Preliminary Review"

Feyone La, Melissa Cirillo, Zoe Greenhall and Jacqueline Park, all undergraduate students in biomedical engineering, in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, for the poster titled "Uterine Simulation Model for Training in Manual Vacuum Aspiration"

The Martha Montgomery Awards for Sex and Gender Research

Best Research Talk: Janell Mensinger, PhD, from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Dornsife School of Public Health, for the talk “Social Identity Threat and the Implications of Weight Stigma on Healthcare Avoidance in Women”

Best Flash Talk: Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, from the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, for the talk “Sex-specific Clinical Practice Guidelines and Effective Healthcare for the Patient Who Is Transgender”

Poster award winners at the 2018 Sex and Gender Research Forum
Poster award winners Victoria A. Grunberg, Melissa Cerillo, and Gabrielle Russo

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