Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University

Dr. Winn is a physician-scientist board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine with a PhD in Biochemistry. She is a leading expert in human placental development and preeclampsia pathogenesis. She leads an active NIH funded basic and translational research program. Dr. Winn’s research program focuses on both normal and abnormal human placental development and related obstetrical complications, particularly preeclampsia. Her laboratory also investigates the impact of pregnancy, and specifically placental factors, on the maternal immune and endothelial systems. Dr. Winn’s mission is to improve maternal and child health while training the next generation of perinatal researchers. 

Preeclampsia: Challenges of Personalized Medicine When There Are Two
The health of a pregnancy is determined by the maternal, placental and fetal units. Therefore, consideration of personalized medicine in pregnancy requires examination of the interplay of two genomes and the subsequent impact on biology. Preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, will demonstrate the challenges in the field.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track Co-Chairs:
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
Kathryn G. Schubert, Society for Women's Health Research

Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health:

  • Intro to Women's Health
    - Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
  • US Regulatory/Personalized Medicine and Women's Health
    Session Chair: Kathryn G. Schubert, SWHR
    - Kaveeta Vasisht, FDA
  • Reproductive Health
    - Hakan Cakmak, UCSF
    - Linda G. Griffith, MIT
    - Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, UCSF
  • Pregnancy
    Session Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
    - Virginia D. Winn, Stanford
    - Ananth Karumanchi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    - Liang Liang, Stanford
    - Mira Moufarrej, Stanford University
  • Biological Sex Differences in Disease + Inclusion of Women in Clinical Research/Innovation
    - Rhonda Voskuhl, UCLA
  • Cardiovascular Health
    - Nisha Parikh, UCSF
    - Michael Honigberg, Massachusetts General Hospital
    - Jennifer Ann Tremmel, Stanford
  • Bone Health/Osteoporosis & Menopause
    Session Chair: Risa Kagan, Sutter Health
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford
    - Massimiliano (Max) de Zambotti, SRI International
  • Showcase
    - Nathan D. Price, Onegevity
    - Maneesh Jain, MirVie
    - Kevin P. Rosenblatt, NX Prenatal
    - Ripudaman Singh, ARCEDI Biotech
    - Michelle Perugini, Presagen
    - Claire Tomkins, Future Family