The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 19 from 8:30-noon in Feinstone Hall (E2030) in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The goal of this workshop is to aid researchers with experimental design and interpretation of research that incorporates sex and gender. This workshop has been organized in response to the initiatives announced by the National Institutes of Health that sex should be included as a biological variable in experimental design. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to develop basic research questions, design experiments and interpret results about how sex and gender impact biological processes in both preclinical and clinical research. An internal funding opportunity for junior faculty to study sex and gender-based differences at Johns Hopkins will be announced.

8:30-9:30 a.m. Networking coffee

9:30-9:35 a.m. Welcome address

9:35-9:55 a.m. Terri Cornelison, MD (NIH/Hopkins): "NIH Policy changes to Include Sex as a Variable"

9:55-10:35 a.m. Virginia Miller, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic): "Translational and Basic Sciences Considerations"

10:35-11:15 a.m. Marjorie Jenkins, MD (Texas Tech): "Considerations in Clinical Trials"

11:15-11:40 a.m. Panel discussion with Speakers and Organizers

11:40-11:45 a.m. Introduction of Dr. Marianne Legato

11:45-noon Marianne Legato, MD (Hopkins): "Sex differences grant opportunity"

Organizers: Sabra Klein, Pamela Ouyang and Wendy Bennett

Financial support provided by: The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, Dean’s Office at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

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