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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
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.
The Women's Health Resources Portal (http://whr.nlm.nih.gov), from the National Library of Medicine and NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, provides a single point of access to authoritative information on topics pertaining to women’s health and sex and gender differences research.
Content of the portal includes:
NIH research and grant opportunities
Information on NIH Priorities in Women's Health
Links to NIH publications about diseases in women, clinicial trails, consumer health, and policy
Links to pre-formulated searches in PubMed and reports of clinical trials
Links to information topics in a variety of other NIH resources
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
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