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Sex, Gender, and the New NIH Policy

Guest Post by Heather Shattuck-Heidorn! In May 2014, the NIH released a new policy mandate requiring equal representation of “sex” in all preclinical research (the research on animals and cellular materials that occurs before clinical trials in humans). I am part of a Harvard-based working group of scientists and science...

Even the cows are male: Impacts of gender/sex policy on grant apps 0

Even the cows are male: Impacts of gender/sex policy on grant apps

What happens when grant institutes ask applicants whether they are considering gender and sex? Joy Johnson, Zena Sharman, Bilkis Vissandjee, and Donna E. Stewart found out. But they’re not just your everyday run-of-the-mill finder-outers: Dr. Johnson is the Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH, one of...

Gender, Neuroscience, & PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) 0

Gender, Neuroscience, & PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

One of our members, Mallory Bowers, has an interesting post called “(en)Gendering psychiatric disease: what does sex/gender have to do with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?” It’s up on the Neuroethics Blog. It starts out: As I’ve become more entrenched in the PTSD field, I’ve been struck by the prominent sex/gender...