For the second time the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) announces the “BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research”. The award aims to bring more visibility to sex and gender issues in trans lational research. It recognizes research excellence among scientists working in the field of bio medicine, who integrate sex and/or gender aspects into their research.
The award focuses on both the research impact of the applicant and their future research cooperation with a partner from the BIH translational research commons of BIH, Charité or Max Delbrück Center (MDC). In bringing the laureate’s expertise to Berlin, BIH aims to connect the award winner with their chosen collaborators in the BIH trans lational research commons. Thus developing a joint research project, which serves the BIH mission (see www.bihealth.org) and has a focus on sex and/or gender aspects in research.
For more information, please visit www.bihealth.org/en/award
Press release 2017 10 17
The EU funded GENCAD project analysed major differences between women and men in the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). These differences are still largely unknown in Europe. Lack of consideration impairs treatment of women and men and puts life in danger. To close the gap in awareness and knowledge, the GENCAD project developed factsheets for health care professionals and the general public. They are based on approx. 1000 references, and truly reflect the international knowledge on gender specific needs in CAD .