Join us for the WHRI Summer Scholars Series

Summer Scholar Series 2024

The Women’s Health Research Institute is thrilled to announce the return of the Summer Scholar Series! This year, the theme is Communicating Research. Our lineup includes sessions on Grant Writing, Data Visualization, and Science Communication. These presentations will be offered in a hybrid format. Everyone is welcome.

Who: Dr. Rosie Twomey

Biography: Dr. Rosie Twomey is a Research Development Facilitator within the Research and Technology Development Office (RTDO). The RTDO aims to maximize the success of WHRI and BCCHR members in external research, salary, and infrastructure awards. Rosie is the primary RTDO liaison for women’s health research, and you can reach out to her to discuss your ideas, plans, or upcoming grant submissions. When? The earlier, the better! Rosie works alongside WHRI investigators and research teams to assist with strategic planning, articulating research ideas, developing competitive funding proposals, and knowledge exchange by focusing on the quality of health research.

When: June 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Effective Grant Development and Writing for Women’s Health Research

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explain the process of developing a research funding proposal
  2. Distinguish characteristics of effective grant writing
  3. Integrate considerations specific to women’s health in external funding applications

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Who: Sabina Dobrer

When: July 19th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Tentative Topic: Data Visualization 

Learning Objectives: TBD

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Who: Sabina Vohra-Miller

When: August 9th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Tentative Topic: Science Communication

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Who: Dr. Jerilynn Prior

When: June 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Menstrual Cycles–the OLD the NEW and the Astonishing

Learning Objectives: 

1. OLD—non-teen women with regular cycles always ovulate; estrogen is woman’s major hormone

2. NEW—estrogen-progesterone balance is not a given, reflects well-being but ovulatory disturbances are common

3. Astonishing –new connections, new understandings, but missing fundamental population data 

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Who: Dr. Elizabeth Rideout

When: July 25th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Sex and Gender Based Analysis – “Considering biological sex as a variable in biomedical research” 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Appreciating sex differences are widespread in health and disease

2. Recognizing sex differences in data

3. Identify specific steps to include biological sex as a variable in your own research 

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Who: Dr. Tamil Kendall

When: August 22nd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

What: Historical Perspectives of Women’s Health

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