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This site describes a project funded by the National Library of Medicine and completed by team members from the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries from 2013-2015.

HSC Library Project

In collaboration with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health and the National Library of Medicine, the HSC Library is working on a project with two goals related to sex and gender differences research:

  • to help facilitate the growth of basic research in this area
  • to help develop a diverse clinical workforce able to recognize these differences and to apply this knowledge in clinical care

Project personnel:  Michele Tennant (PI), Mary Edwards, Hannah Norton, Nancy Schaefer

The project includes the following elements:

  • Student training: Librarians are presenting the Women's Health Resources Portal and other information resources at orientations and within courses across the basic and clinical sciences. 
  • Faculty training and professional development
  • Collection building:  Some books and electronic journal backfiles on women's health and sex differences research have been purchased.
  • Open access publishing:  Limited funding was available for publishing articles in open access journals.  See this tab for more information.
  • Facilitating collaboration: Three "Collaborating with Strangers" workshops were designed to introduce researchers to colleagues with whom they might collaborate.

Collaborating Workshops

We thank all who participated in our three CoLABs on women's health and sex and gender differences in health - April 23, 2013, September 10, 2013, and April 10, 2014.


Sponsored by the Health Science Center Library
at the George A. Smathers Libraries and the
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
Office of Research on Women’s Health

Featured Training

The NIH offers online courses for continuing medical education (CME) credit on the Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health.  These courses are designed to benefit researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, educators, and students with an interest in this topic. 

The site currently offers three courses:

  • The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Differences
  • Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior
  • The Influence of Sex and Gender on Disease Expression and Treatment

CME & other educational opportunities in this field

Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Health Resource Center free multimedia webcast and resource center

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