Session Chair Profile

M.D., Executive Director, Magee-Women's Research Institute

Biography
Dr. Sadovsky is the Executive Director of Magee Women's Research Institute, the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women's Health Research, Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Associate Dean, Women’s Health Research and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (Washington University), and maternal-fetal medicine (UCSF). His NIH-funded research focuses on feto-placental development and molecular mechanisms underlying placental function, aiming to better understand early human development and pregnancy health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, on the Councils for NIH-NICHD and the March of Dimes, and currently serves on the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health. In 2013 he was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize in Biomedical Science from the National Academy of Sciences.


Talk
Illuminating the Black Box of Placental Health


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Linda Giudice, UCSF
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC

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:

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: Marcia Stefanick, Stanford
  • Chronic Diseases in Women
    - Marcia Stefanick, Stanford (Chronic Disease Prevention) - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Endometriosis)
  • Stem Cells, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetics
    Chair: Akash Kumar, MyOme, Inc. (Ploygenic risk score)
    - Teresa Sparks, UCSF (Prenatal genetic diagnosis)
    - Nathan Treff, Genomic Prediction (Reducing polygenic disease risk through embryo selection)
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies
    Chair: David Stevenson, U. of Stanford (Introduction: Towards Precision Health for Mothers and Babies)
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF (Genomics of Pregnancy Loss)
    - Ivana Maric, Stanford (ML for Early Prediction)
    - Nima Aghaeepour, Stanford (AI-Driven Prematurity Taxonomy)
  • Precision Health for Mothers and Babies: Components of Pregnancy Health
    Chair: Yoel Sadovsky, U. of Pittsburgh (Placental Health)
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF (Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data)
    - Brice Gaudilliere, Stanford (Multiomic immune profiling)
  • Value of Early Risk Prediction, Screening & Digital Intervention in Pre-term birth Avoidance
    Chair: Leslie Saltzman, Ovia Health
    - Sydney Strickland, Labcorp
  • Reproductive Aging (PANEL)
    Chair: Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
    - Diana Laird, UCSF
    - Jennifer Garrison, Buck Institute
    - Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge
    - Christian Kramme, Gameto
  • Achieving Equity in Precision Medicine
    - Aida Habtezion, Pfizer
  • Sex Differences
    - Noel Bairey Merz, Cedar Sinai (CV disease)
    - Danit Ariel, Stanford (Transgender Health and Sex Differences)
  • PMWC Showcase:
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel Bio Solutions

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