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Sex- and Gender-informed Research: An Opportunity for Technology Advancement

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Hosted by Wyss Core Faculty David R. Walt, PhD, Diagnostics Grand Rounds brings clinicians with unmet needs to the Wyss Institute. The goal of these sessions is to inform technology developers about important clinical problems that can help them direct their technology development efforts. Presenters are asked to identify diagnostic needs that will have an impact on the quality of care they deliver.

A raising awareness of the importance to consider sex and gender influences on health and in science, together with policies and regulations, is contributing to narrow the gender gap in health research. To this end, increasing the representation of women in clinical trials and reporting of outcomes disaggregated by sex and gender are fundamental steps. However, what else can be done to achieve equity in health research and realize the promise of precision medicine? Dr. Spagnolo, the Associate Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, will discuss key ways in which new and existing technologies could have a transformative impact on the field.

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