WHAM works with advocates, economists, scientists, business leaders, public health experts and policy makers to: Increase funding for women’s health research, empower women researchers to study and share sex and gender research, and build a data-driven case for accelerating women’s health research.
We know today that almost every disease affects women differently than it does men, because we know that every cell in the body has a sex. Yet we still don’t prioritize and invest in research that focuses on women or even includes women in sufficient numbers.
WHAM awarded Dr. Michelle O’Donoghue from the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, a...
WHAM awarded Dr. Hilary Blumberg from the Blumberg Lab at Yale University a grant to examine whether sleep improvements in women lead to lower Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)...
WHAM awarded Dr. Michelle O’Donoghue from the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health andGender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, a second...
The WHAM Collaborative is a group of leading scientists focused on women’s health research who help inform everything WHAM does.
The WHAM Report is a series of studies that examine the impact of accelerating sex and gender–based health research on women, their families, and the economy. WHAM commissioned the RAND Corporation to study these impacts for: rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune), coronary artery disease (heart) and Alzheimer’s disease (brain).
of Americans with autoimmune diseases are women. Nearly 40 million women.
of the $86 million 2019 NIH rheumatoid arthritis budget went to women-focused research.
more likely to die than men in the year following a heart attack.
of the $444 million 2019 NIH coranary artery disease budget went to women-focused research.
of Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. are women.
of the $2.4 billion 2019 NIH Alzheimer’s budget went to women-focused research.
Lung cancer diagnoses have risen a startling
among women over the past 42 vears while dropping 36% among men over the same period.
of the $267 million 2019 NIH lung cancer budget went to women-focused research.
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