Incorporating Sex as a Biological Variable into Basic and Clinical Research StudiesAmerican Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology Podcasts Mar 18, 2022
In their Perspective article, Denfeld et al. offered practical and actionable ideas for how to include women and females in research studies, demystifying the process for fellow researchers by addressing common concerns such as sample size, cost, statistical analysis, and study participant recruitment challenges. In this episode, our experts tackled these subjects head on, championing the value of looking at data, even pilot data, through the lens of sex differences.
Don’t miss hearing about career development opportunities available to researchers from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program. Including both sexes and genders in research studies is not difficult to accomplish with foresight, planning, and perhaps a little creative thinking. This insightful conversation is invaluable to all researchers. Listen now.
Recommended Reading in AJP-Heart and Circ:
Quin E. Denfeld, Christopher S. Lee, and Beth A. Habecker A primer on incorporating sex as a biological variable into the conduct and reporting of basic and clinical research studies Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published February 8, 2022. DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00605.2021
Austin T. Robinson, Megan M. Wenner, Kanokwan Bunsawat, Joseph C. Watso, Gabrielle E. W. Giersch, and Nisha Charkoudian When it’s time for the sex talk, words matter Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published December 13, 2021. DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00556.2021