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DECEMBER 8, 2021 | 1:00 - 4: 30PM EST | HYBRID 


Symposium Talks | 1:00 -3:00 PM EST | STEW 310 & Remote

 Keynote Speaker: 

Maki_National-press-1.jpg   “Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course”
  Pauline Maki, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and OB/GYN, Senior Director of
        Research, Center for Research on Women & Gender, University of Illinois/Chicago



akimbrough.jpgSex-dependent behavioral effects in preclinical models of substance use"  
Adam Kimbrough, Basic Medical Science, Purdue University


 “Targeting fibroblast growth factor receptor in metastatic breast cancer” 
Mike Wendt, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University 




"Preliminary work using chemesthetic beverages for safe swallowing" 
  Cordelia Running, Nutrition Science, Purdue University





“Integrating Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Screening and Care Into the Community Based BIGPIC Care”       

Sonak Pastakia, Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University



Poster Session | 3:00 -4:30 PM EST | STEW 302 & Remote

 Following the symposium talks, a poster session promotes collaborations and welcomes research on 

  • disease prevention; 
  • early detection; 
  • women's health; 
  • sex and gender differences; 
  • technology and tools looking for applications in women's health

Purdue graduate students having in-person posters will have a chance to win Best Poster Awards ($500 First Prize; $300 Second Prize; $150 Third Prize) 

The event can be attended in-person or accessed virtually. Masks are required for all in-person attendees who must follow Protect Purdue guidelines


  • Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Purdue Institute for Intergrative Neuroscience

Recording of COVID-19 Vaccine Development at Pfizer"-- Dr. Margaret Frazer Interview (with Dr. Richard Kuhn) (11/02/2021)
Recording of “A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science" -- Dr. Rita Colwell (with Dr. Rosie Clawson) (04/08/2021) 

Recording of "Neuroactive Steroids and the Development of Novel Therapeutics in Perinatal Depression" -- Dr. Kristina Deligiannidis (02/26/2021)

Recording of "Women's Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic" -- Women's Health Symposium by WGHI (11/13/2020) 

Recording of "Women and Health in the COVID-19 Era" -- Dr. Ana Langer, Harvard School of Public Health (10/16/2020)

Recording of "Sex, Gender, and COVID-19" -- NY Times Reporter Alisha Haridasani Gupta (with Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth (09/17/2020)

COVID-19: Sex Differences

Women's Global Health Institute

The health of women and girls is of particular concern as a result of gender-related biological differences, socioeconomic status, and disparities in research involving women participants. At Purdue University, we deliver solutions through research and training that address these challenges, both nationally and internationally, through our work at the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI). The institute combines strong technology, engineering, natural and social sciences, and is a hub for interdisciplinary research. 

The institute aspires to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges in women’s health by securing partnerships and support for research and training from government, private foundations, and corporate companies. 

Our Women's Health Research Grant Program supports outstanding researchers in women's health. Here are the recent awardees. 

Tell us about your work on women's health and sex differences: 

We'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can promote and support your work on women's health and sex differences. Please click here to send us the information (requires a description of ~2-3 lines of your current or future work) and we will follow up with you. 

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