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Gender of the Donor May Impact Organ Rejection Rates in Transplant Patients

Gender of the Donor May Impact Organ Rejection Rates in Transplant Patients

The Harvard Medical School study found that patients who received a kidney or heart transplant from a woman donor were more likely to reject the organ than if the donor was a man. This was particularly true for when the transplant patient was a man.

The Huge Gender Gap in Academic Medicine

The Huge Gender Gap in Academic Medicine

Two studies published in the Journal of the American Association find that although women now make up half of all medical school students, there continues to be a large gender gap in medical school faculty and research funding.

Major Study Examines Relationship of Cardiovascular Events and Job Stress for Women

Major Study Examines Relationship of Cardiovascular Events and Job Stress for Women

Most studies of job stress and heart disease have focused on men. But a new study finds that women with jobs that are stressful are more likely than other women to experience a negative cardiovascular event.

Jennifer Hunt Appointed Chair of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jennifer Hunt Appointed Chair of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

She has previously taught at the medical schools at Harvard, the University of Pittsburgh, and Case Western Reserve University.

Harvard's Judith Palfrey Named Executive Director of Let's Move Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

Harvard’s Judith Palfrey Named Executive Director of Let’s Move Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Judith S. Palfrey as the leader of the Let’s Move program.

Five PostDocs Awarded L'Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Each woman will receive a grant to fund their research.