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The National Sex and Gender Physician Registry is now live on the SGWHC website and ready to list physicians who have mastered 10 hours of Continuing Medical Education in Sex and Gender Medicine.  The board has appointed a committee to create “Grandparenting” criteria. Look for SGWHC updates for a process to apply for this certification and a list of accepted members.  

The SGWHC Scholarship Committee submitted a manuscript to Biology of Sex Differences Supplement including the Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit which presents a review of resources for researchers to enable them to adequately address sex and gender differences in their work.  Following the completed publication, this “Tool Kit” will enable researchers to better address sex and gender differences in keeping with the new NIH requirements. And for a little more news about our Scholarship Committee, Dr. Alyson McGregor will be rotating off as Chair.  We welcome Tracy Madsen, MD, who will assume that position.  Dr. Madsen is an Emergency Physician researcher who was one of the first to complete the two year Fellowship in Sex and Gender Emergency Medicine at the Brown University Alpert School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island.  We are excited to welcome her leadership to this committee.  

And speaking of Dr. Alyson McGregor, if you haven’t seen her TED Talk about gender differences in medications, it is a must-see.  It is posted on the SGWHC home page, but you can access it on, too.  Since National placed it on their site, and since its posting in October, it has received almost 900,000 hits!  Congratulations to Alyson!

Membership to SGWHC has increased by 54% since the SGBM Summit in October. Over 44% of our members read the articles we posted in October and November.  This is dramatically greater than the average article opened for the healthcare industry (16%), so we are fortunate that our members engage in SGWHC postings. 

At the request of Paul Bruce, Managing Partner of MCAP, a leading independent mortgage company in Toronto, Dr. Werbinski gave a presentation in November to their Women in the Mortgage Industry group.  The group has an interest in a modern approach to women’s health issues, and Dr. Werbinski presented the evidence of sex and gender differences as a necessary step in research and clinical care of both women and men.  She also highlighted the existence of gender differences in corporations, such as pay inequity and glass ceiling issues.  The standing room only audience received this presentation with enthusiasm.  We are extremely appreciative of the donation from MCAP to SGWHC as a result of that presentation.

The Board of Directors and Staff of SGWHC would like to wish all of our members, and all those who follow us on social media, a very happy, healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year in 2016!

Don’t miss the articles SGWHC posted this month including “Gender Differences in Infectious Diseases”, and the recent “USPSTF Recommendations to Congress” regarding research needs in women’s health.


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