June 2018
June 2018
Health and Wellness
Summer Sun Safety
Now that summer is finally upon us, it's time to get outdoors! However, it's important to keep your skin health in mind whether you are headed out for a day at the beach or a day at the ball park.

Over-exposure to sunlight can cause both short-term and long-term damage to your skin, so read reading to learn more about how you can protect yourself in these summer months!

Institute Happenings
Women's Health Science Program
Applications are now open for the 2018 Women's Health Science Program (WHSP), Oncofertility Science Academy, which will be held on Friday, July 20th.

The Oncofertility Science Academy offers students the opportunity to explore the fields of reproductive science, cancer biology, and oncofertility by providing hands-on laboratory experience and clinical workshops.

Students who attend Chicago Public High Schools or affiliated charter schools that exhibit a passion for science and medicine are encouraged to apply!
In the Media
Sex and Gender Differences in Pain
WHRI Director of Science Outreach and Education, Dr. Niki Woitowich, discusses the impact of sex on pain perception and treatment in an article featured in BBC Future .

The article is the first in a series entitled "The Health Gap: How Men and Women Experience the Medical system," and focuses on sex and gender biases in healthcare.
Institute Happenings
StepUp Students Visit WHRI
Last month, the Institute welcomed 25 high school students from across the Chicagoland area to Northwestern University for a field trip focused on careers in biomedical research.

The visit was organized in collaboration with the  Step Up Women’s Network , a non-profit organization which hosts after-school programs designed to empower young women to be college-bound and career-focused.
Upcoming Events
Monthly Women's Health Research Forum
Please join us on Tuesday, June 17th for the next Women's Health Research Forum featuring Dima Elissa, CEO & Founder of VisMED3D and co-founder of Symptomatic.io, who will join us for a special discussion on the  Impact of Sex and Gender on Novel Technologies and Innovation

Monthly Forums are held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Prentice Women's Hospital (3rd Floor Conference Room L).
Stay Connected

Check out our latest blog articles which discuss advances in sex- and gender-based research along with other issues related to women's health and well-being.

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