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Connors-BRI Symposium
Incorporating Sex & Gender Into Research

Monday, May 8, 2023 | 2:30PM - 6PM

The Connors-BRI Center for Research on Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Medicine is hosting a series of exciting talks by local researchers, and will be featuring a keynote address from Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at Université de Montreal.

The symposium aims to bring together researchers and clinicians around these topics, as well as highlight research achievements within the community and promote cross-collaborative efforts.

Poster Session 1

4:40PM - 5:10PM

  1. Sydney Aten, PhD
    Circadian Control of Sexual Behavior and Underlying Brain Circuitry in Mice
  2. Carrie E. Mahoney, PhD
    Orexins as Mediators of the Effects of Low Estradiol on Fragmented Sleep and Stress Responses
  3. Angelina Franqueiro
    Psychological Distress Predicts Acute Postsurgical Pain Severity among Patients undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: The Moderating Effect of Sex
  4. Natalie Lowenstein, BS
    Association of Sex Mismatch Between Allograft Donor and Recipient With 2-Year Surgical Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  5. Naoko Sasamoto, MD, PhD
    Age at pain onset and duration of diagnostic delay in relation to endometriosis-associated pain and comorbidities
  1. Trey Toombs, PhD
    Accelerating the development of novel diagnostics
  2. Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS
    Sex Differences in Risk Factors, Risk Factors and Therapies in Older Adults With Pulmonary Embolism: Findings From the SERIOUS-PE Study
  3. Amirreza Haghighi, MD, MSC
    Medical Inclusion and Diversity Art Program (MIDAP), a Partnership Initiative to Enhance Diversity, Representation, and Inclusion
  4. Amitai Miller, BA
    Cultural, social-cognitive, and gender-related barriers to testicular cancer self-screenings in U.S. Modern Orthodox Jewish men
  5. Elana Kotler
    Examining the Relationship Between Exercise and Gray Matter Morphometry in Females with Eating Disorders
  6. Nida Haider, PhD
    Sex-specific differential gene expression changes in human iPS Cell-derived myoblasts
  7. Judit Simon, MD, PhD
    Sex differences in the prediction of future lung cancer risk based on a single low-dose chest computed tomography scan
  8. Ana Babic, PhD
    Sex-specific associations between adiponectin signaling and pancreatic cancer survival

Poster Session 2

5:15PM - 5:45PM

  1. Megan Rosa-Caldwell, PhD
    Musculoskeletal and estrous cycle aberrations in a rodent model of anorexia nervosa: a pilot study
  2. Marie Billaud, PhD
    Distinct Cell-ECM Interactions in Women’s Ascending Aorta
  3. Anastasia Haidar, BS
    Investigating the impact of Cortisol on White Matter Microstructure in Young Women with Eating Disorders
  1. Shani Gal-Oz, PhD
    Immune sexual dimorphism, autoimmunity and the response to interferon
  2. Ashley Boersma, BS
    The Impact of Sex on Standard MRI Pre-Processing
  1. Priyadarshini Kachroo, PhD
    Sex-specific association of DNA methylation with lung function across life course in multi-ethnic childhood cohorts
  2. Francesca Galbiati, MD
    Sex-Specific and Shared Associations Between Vasopressin Levels and Body Composition in Adults with Obesity
  3. Amitai Miller, BA
    Gender-affirming chest surgery online resources exceed patient health literacy: A readability analysis
  4. Kutsev Ozyoruk, PhD
    The Effect of Gender Inequality on Personalized Medicine: A Critical Review
  5. Evan Bordt, PhD
    Maternal immune activation and early postnatal resource deprivation stress induce sex-biased behavioral and proteomic alterations in mice
  6. Krista Pullen
    Elucidating sex-specific human tuberculosis infection mechanisms from single-sex animal models
  7. Garrett Scarpa
    Early life stress impacts molecular and cellular properties associated with emotional processing