The Women's Health Research Institute hosted its 4th Annual Women’s Health Research Day Celebration on Friday, January 24th, 2020. This event celebrates the anniversary of the NIH policy requiring investigators to consider sex as a biological variable which was established on January 25th, 2016.

The Women’s Health Research Institute has celebrated this date as a watershed moment within the biomedical research community and championed for January 25th to be recognized as “Women’s Health Research Day,” by Congress.

WHRD 2020 Panel Discussion

Photo: Drs. Renee Manworren (left), Talia Lerner (center), and Jefferey Mogil (right) participate in a panel discussion on "Sex, Gender, and the Opioid Crisis." 

This year, the event focused on “Sex, Gender, and the Opioid Crisis,” and featured a panel discussion with Talia Lerner, PhD, and Renee Manworren, PhD, APRN, FAAN, a plenary lecture by Juliet Sorensen, JD, and a keynote lecture by Jeffery Mogil, PhD

In addition, State Senator Robert Peters (D-13th) joined the celebration and shared his support for women’s health research and its role in health equity.

State Sen. Robert Peters at WHRD 2020

Photo: Illinois State Senator Robert Peters speaks at the 4th Annual Women's Health Research Day Celebration. 

Thank you to all who attended this event – we look forward to seeing you next year on Monday, January 25th, 2021!