Our November forum featured Alice Eagly, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University who discussed "The Social Behavior of Women and Men: Nature and Nurture Working Together". Dr. Eagly is a social psychologist who has published widely on the psychology of gender and of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. As the NIH develops new sex inclusion research guidelines, the intersection of sex and gender will become an important element of the national discourse. To read notes from this forum presentation, click here.
The Women's Heatlh Research Institute has partnered with Northwestern Medicine to present a CME approved course for clinicians entitled "Treating Womens Differently: The Case for Sex-based Medicine." It will feature five of the women-centric clinics at NM and be held in Chicago on Friday, November 21, 2014. To learn more, download the brochure. Areas to be discussed include mental health, cardiovascular disease, neurology, pelvic health and dermatology. The emphasis is on incorporating new knowledge about sex differences into clinical practice for women.