Hosted by the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Charting the Course: A National Policy Summit on the Future of Women's Health took place in Boston, MA on March 3, 2014.
A groundbreaking national policy summit dedicated to addressing gender equity in biomedical science, the summit also commemorated the 20th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 - a landmark law that required all NIH-funded biomedical research to include women and minorities. Despite progress, there is still much to be done if we are to achieve health equity for men and women.
Photo from left to right: Jack Connors, Dr. Betsy Nabel, Dr. Paula A. Johnson, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
"Research on sex and gender differences must become the norm, not the exception, for us to achieve health equity and to improve health outcomes for women and men now, and in future generations.
When we fail to routinely consider the impact of sex and gender in research, we are leaving health to chance."
-- Dr. Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Executive Director
of the Connors Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Photo right)
Left Photo: Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Lesley Stahl (from L-R), and Dr. Betsy Nabel; Center Photo (L-R): Dr. Paula A. Johnson, FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Dr. Betsy Nabel, and Bank of America Global Strategy and Marketing Office Anne M. Finucane; Right Photo: Tom Ashbrook moderates a panel on "Progress and the Data Gap" with (from left to right) Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Dr. Vivian Pinn, and Dr. Rita Redberg
Watch the "Champions Of Health: Progress Since 1993" video
Watch videos of Charting the Course:
The Connors Center would like to recognize and give special thanks to our premier sponsor, Bank of America, as well as our event partners: WBUR and The Boston Foundation. We also extend our gratitude to Gwill York and Fran Sussner Rogers for their generous support.
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