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PMWC LUMINARY AWARD
Advanced women's health through promotion of research inclusion and the study of sex differences

M.D., FARVO, Director, NIH

Biography
Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, is an influential figure in women's health research. Since 2012, Dr. Clayton has been advocating the study of diseases and conditions primarily affecting women. A key player in establishing the NIH policy that requires consideration of sex as a biological variable in all research, she has improved reproducibility, rigor, and transparency in scientific studies. She also cochairs the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers and is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Board of Directors since 2021.Prior to her work at the NIH, she was Deputy Clinical Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), demonstrating expertise as an ophthalmologist focusing on autoimmune ocular diseases and the impact of sex and gender on health. A Washington D.C. native, Dr. Clayton graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
C. Noel Bairey Merz, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Women's Health Track with a focus on sex differences aims to explore the latest research in this field and highlight the importance of sex-specific analysis in healthcare. The full-day track includes sessions on enhancing women's health research, general sex differences in large studies, pregnancy (Feto-placental) and sex differences, the biology underlying sex differences, and systems and sex differences. The confirmed speakers are leading experts in their respective fields, including cardiovascular medicine, immunology and virology, metabolic disease, Alzheimer's disease, autism, diabetes, exercise, and hypertension. Through this track, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest research on sex differences in healthcare and the importance of personalized medicine for women.

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Pioneer Honoree: David Page, MIT
    Luminary Honoree: Janine Austin Clayton, NIH
  • Keynote: Enhancing Women's Health Research
    - Janine Austin Clayton, NIH
  • Keynote: The Chromosomal Basis of Sex Differences in Health and Disease
    - David Page, Whitehead Institute
  • General Sex Differences in Large Studies
    Chair: Karen Reue, UCLA (Sex Differences in Metabolic Disease)
    - Franck Mauvis-Jarvis, Tulane University (Sex Differences in Insulin Resistance)
  • Feto-placental Sex Differences
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, University of Pittsburgh
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI Taxonomy for Reproductive Health)
    - Leslie Myatt, OHSU Oregon (Fetal Sex and Pregnancy Outcomes)
  • Systems and Sex Differences
    Chair: Marcia Stefanick, Stanford (Sex differences in Cancer)
    - Judy Regensteiner, University of Colorado (Sex and Gender: Focus on Diabetes)
    - Monica Gandhi, UCSF (Sex Diferences in HIV)
  • Cardiovascular Sex Differences
    Chair: Noel Bairey Merz, Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr.
  • Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease
    Chair: Marina Sirota, UCSF (Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease Using Clinical, Molecular, and Computational Approaches)
    - Sarah Banks, UCSD (Sex Differences in Tau Pathology and AD Modifiable Risk)
    - Roberta Brinton, University of Arizona (Illuminating Path to Alzheimer's Cure)
  • Sex Differences and Cognitive-behavioral Function
    Chair: Debra Kaysen, Stanford (Gender Effects on Trauma Exposure, PTSD, and Treatment)
    - Larry Cahill, UCI (Sex Influences on the Brain)

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