Women's Health Research Day

Women's Health Research Day

Women’s Health Research Day is an annual celebration of women’s health and sex differences research. Researchers from across the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado State University present their latest finding to peers and senior scientists, hear from a national leader in women’s health, and participate in a judged poster session.

Thank you for joining our most recent

15th Annual Women's Health Research Day

Presented by the Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

Sex and Gender Considerations Relevant to the Health of Women:  Perspectives from the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

Sarah Temkin, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Research at the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, delivered the 15th annual keynote talk celebrating Women's Health Research Day. Dr. Temkin described the mission of the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH): enhance and expand women's health research; include women and minority groups in clinical research; and promote career advancement for women in health research careers. She detailed the sex- and gender-related influences on health and disease and noted that gender is a social and structural determinant of health. While women's health has become a topic of greater concern in recent years, Dr. Temkin noted that there is still work to be done. NIH-wide research investment in women's health is still as low as 10% of the total budget. 

Resources from the Keynote

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 poster competition:



    Emily Bates, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology. "Gestational Maternal Consumption of Cannabidiol Leads to Hallmarks of Diabetes in Offspring"

    Jayne Martin Carli, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Sciences. "Gestational Diabetes Does Not Substantially Affect Hourly Breastmilk Production during Early Lactation, Independent of Body Mass Index"

    Danielle Jeffrey, PhD candidate, Department of Anesthesiology. "Estrogen Limits Hippocampal Arteriole Constriction by Enhancing Endothelial SK Channel Activity over Canonical Nitric Oxide Release"

    Nickole Moon, PhD candidate, Department of Psychiatry. "Extracellular Vesicles Communicate Signals of Stress and Energy Important for Health"

    Margaret Tanner, PhD, Department of Psychology. "Estrous Cycle Affects Dopamine Release in Dorsal Striatal Subregions"


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