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October 18, 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm
Koret-Taube [SIEPR] Conference Center
366 Galvez Drive
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Gender Matters: Why Sex In Science Isn't Enough


Stanford WSDM Center (Women and Sex Differences in Medicine) and Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences present:

Gender Matters: Why Sex In Science Isn't Enough | October 18, 2017 9:30am-2:55pm

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- light lunch will be provided

The symposium seeks to convene experts from academia and government in what promises to be an engaging conversation at the intersection of genetics, gender and population health. 

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Janine Clayton, National Institutes of Health

The Power, Potential, and Promise of Considering Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV)


 Huntington F. Willard, University of Chicago

Sex Differences in Biology and Medicine: A View from the X Chromosome

 Marcia Stefanick, Stanford University

Why Sex & Gender Matter in Precision Health

 Mark Cullen, Stanford University

Sex Differences in Mortality: Why Gender Matters

Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University

Gender Variables in Health Research

Gary Darmstadt, Stanford University

Role of Gender Norms in Developing Countries


    • John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
    • Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering Project
    • The Barbara D. Finberg Director, 2004 - 2010
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2012-13
    • Faculty Reaserch Fellow, 2017-18
    Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science in the History Department at Stanford University, and joined Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research in April of 2004 as the Barbara D. Finberg Director. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.   Professor Schiebinger's research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine...
  • Marcia Stefanick
    • Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    • Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    • Professor (by Courtesy), Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow, 2009-2010
    • Supported by the Iris F. Litt, M.D Fund
     Dr. Stefanick’s research focuses on chronic disease prevention, e.g. heart disease, cancer (especially breast, skin, and issues specific to survivors), osteoporosis, and dementia, in both women and men, primarily through physical activity, diet, and weight control.  Professor Stefanick has a long-standing interest in sex hormones, physical activity, body composition, and human health outcomes, with graduate work in...
  • Gary Darmstadt
    • Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2017-18
    Gary L. Darmstadt, MD, MS, is Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, and Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously Dr. Darmstadt was Senior Fellow in the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), where he led a cross-foundation initiative on Women, Girls and Gender, assessing how...