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Dr. Janine Clayton, MD at NIH Advances Sex and Gender Research

Posted Dec 11 2012 4:39pm

Have you ever wondered if anyone was doing anything at all about the medicine gender gap we revealed on a recent post here at Real Women on Health?  From heart disease to lung cancer to Alzheimer’s and several autoimmune diseases, the National Institutes of Health is hard at work getting the research done on health conditions that predominately affect women – whether in their 30′s, 40′s, 50′s or beyond into old age.

Would you like to get updated on what the news is around gender and sex-based health research?

HERE’S HOW to LISTEN TO DR. CLAYTON.  Just go to our podcast here on our radio show page. You can listen live here or download and listen via iTunes later.

BACKGROUND ON THE SHOW: On Wednesday, December 12th at 12:30 pm EST, Kelley Connors, MPH, Host of Real Women on Health on-line radio show and Women’s Health Advocate will be speaking with Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, MD, who was recently appointed Director for the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).  Dr. Clayton will reveal how her responsibilities at the National Institutes of Health will help women and their healthcare professionals better diagnose, treat and prevent an array of gender and sex-based conditions.

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., was appointed Director for the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and Associate Director for NIH Research on Women’s Health by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., on September 4, 2012. Dr. Clayton served as ORWH acting director beginning August 2011, when Vivian Pinn, M.D., the first full-time ORWH director, retired. Prior to her tenure as acting director, Dr. Clayton served as the ORWH deputy director for three years. Dr. Clayton currently co-chairs the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers with the NIH director.

Prior to joining ORWH, Dr. Clayton was the deputy clinical director of the National Eye Institute, NIH. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Clayton’s research interests include autoimmune ocular diseases and the role of sex and gender in health and disease, with  a particular interest in ocular surface disease. Dr. Clayton discovered a novel form of disease associated with premature ovarian insufficiency that affects young women. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications, journal articles, and book chapters.

Find out about Dr. Clayton’s vision for advancing women’s health and more on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:30 pm EST – 1:00 pm EST.

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