• Welcome Betty Arkell and Bill Ernstrom

    Jun 15, 2021 by Devin Lynn
    Two community leaders recently joined the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research Advisory Board to continue their passion for women's health and sex differences research. Betty Arkell and Bill Ernstrom will be great additions to our outstanding board. We look forward to working with them.
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  • Investing in Research

    Jun 15, 2021 by Devin Lynn
    Middle age and older Americans spend an average of 9 hours every day sedentary. Adults with type 2 diabetes engage in sedentary behavior approximately three hours more per week. The SitWise study aims to better understand sedentary behavior as it relates to cardiovascular health for older women with type 2 diabetes.
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  • Stress before Birth Affects Midlife Brain Circuits Differently in the Sexes

    Jun 7, 2021 by Anjali A. Sarkar, PhD
    Research continues to show a correlation between stress and physical health. Using functional MRI tests and frozen serum from four decades ago, the research team of one of our scientific council advisors — Dr. Jill Goldstein — has made an important discovery on the influence of stress during pregnancy on the brain development of their babies. Babies whose mothers had biomarkers of higher stress during their pregnancy have disruptions in how their brains process stress that are still apparent in middle age. These disruptions are different in female offspring than in male offspring.
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  • Study: Increasing Exercise During First Trimester May Reduce Gestational Diabetes RiskOpens in a new window

    Jan 14, 2021
    The analysis found that at least 38 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each day was associated with the lower risk, which is a little more than the current recommendations of at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
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  • Obesity drives higher CV, renal risks for adolescents with type 1 diabetesOpens in a new window

    Mar 4, 2021
    Cardiovascular and metabolic derangements observed among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and obesity parallel those of youths with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a critical need for lifestyle management, data show.
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  • AHA News: How Science Evolved Its Views on Women's Health

    Mar 8, 2021 by Michael Merschel
    Today, there is a growing understanding of the importance of researching women's health and sex differences, but that was not always the case. Take a look back at the evolution of science to study women's health - some missteps we've overcome along the way - and the need for a continued focus on women's health and sex differences.
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  • Donor Spotlight: Kate Brown

    Mar 8, 2021 by Devin Lynn
    Understanding cardiovascular disease in women’s health is personal for Kate Brown, founder of Boulder Organic Foods and Ludeman Center Advisory Board member. Her father and grandfather both had cardiovascular disease, so Kate visited a doctor to better understand her risk factors.
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  • The Athlete's Guide to MenopauseOpens in a new window

    Dec 8, 2020
    “Exercise can’t entirely reverse the effects of declining estrogen on the body,” the University of Colorado’s Kohrt says. “But there are so many potential health benefits, regardless of what you do. Anything is better than nothing—and it’s never too late to start.”
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  • Coffee Drinking Tied to Lower Risk of Heart FailureOpens in a new window

    Feb 18, 2021
    An innovative study that examined hundreds of factors linked to heart failure found one dietary factor that may lower risk: drinking coffee.
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  • Q&A With a Pioneer in Cardiology and Women’s Health

    Feb 8, 2021 by Devin Lynn
    The Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research connects scientists and community members from around the country and advocates for women’s health and sex differences research. One key element is the Ludeman Center’s Scientific Council. This group consists of pioneers in the field that help guide the scientific mission of the Ludeman Center. Nanette Wenger, MD, professor emerita of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is a longtime member of the Scientific Council and a living legend in the field of cardiology and women’s health and sex differences research. We recently interviewed her about the role of innovation in women’s health and sex differences research.
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  • Women’s Health Research Event: Happiness ‘More Important Now Than Ever’Opens in a new window

    Nov 23, 2020
    With COVID-19 cases surging around the world and a race for life-saving vaccines at the top of most people’s minds, focusing on happiness during the pandemic might seem petty. But it’s actually more important now than ever, said Laurie Santos, PhD, keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Center for Women’s Health Research Annual Community Event.
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  • Donor Spotlight: AMG National Trust

    Nov 5, 2020 by Devin Lynn
    Community outreach is a central tenet of the CWHR. Research is a powerful tool for improving the lives of women and men around the world, but it is critical that they are given the necessary information. Partnerships like the one with AMG provide critical avenues for disseminating information to the community.
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  • Welcome James C.T. Linfield to the Advisory Board

    Sep 22, 2020 by Devin Lynn
    A sincere welcome to our newest Advisory Board Member Jim Linfield! Jim joined the Advisory Board in July and is excited to work alongside our faculty and staff to further women’s health and sex differences research.
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  • Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research Creates Healthier Communities

    Aug 25, 2020 by Devin Lynn
    The CWHR is empowering women to ask questions and advocate for their own health, by arming them with the knowledge and data about how various health issues impact women specifically. Sex differences research helps all people by determining the differences and the optimal treatments for women and their families.
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  • Effective Mentorship Doesn't Have to be About Seniority

    Jul 27, 2020 by John Anderer
    According to a new study conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Moreover, researchers found that peer mentorships are oftentimes more accessible, helpful, and effective than traditional mentor-mentee relationships.
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  • Women Have Unique Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Expert

    Jul 9, 2020
    Men and women are different — especially when considering risk factors for heart disease. Some conditions specific to women, such as endometriosis or premature menopause, are linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
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  • Depression Associated with Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    Jun 16, 2020 by Simon Fraser University
    A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.
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  • Pregnancy Loss Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Jun 1, 2020 by Nicholas Bakalar
    New research shows that women who have had a prior miscarriage have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. While the exact reason for this connection is unknown, the authors proposed two possible explanations - 1) prediabetes at the time of the miscarriage may have led to that pregnancy loss as well as future type 2 diabetes; or 2) there is a genetic background linking risk for miscarriage and risk for type 2 diabetes.
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  • Researcher Management and Leadership Training Course Launches Worldwide

    Jun 19, 2020 by Mark Couch
    Faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently launched Researcher Management and Leadership Training on Coursera.org — a global learning platform partnering with leading universities and organizations to offer online education.
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  • Q&A with Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of PsychiatryOpens in a new window

    May 28, 2020
    With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.
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