[It-women] Fwd: [Gendered Innovations] Gendered Innovations Announcements and Research News

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 20:51:47 BRST 2018


Excelente 2018

Un puesto de genero y computación que puede interesarlas


Happy 2018

A job in gender and computing which may be interesting

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From: Londa Schiebinger <schieb at stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Subject: [Gendered Innovations] Gendered Innovations Announcements and
Research News
To: "genderedinnovations at lists.stanford.edu" <
genderedinnovations at lists.stanford.edu>

*Some announcements:*

1. The 2018  National Sex and Gender Health Education Summit
take place April 8-10 2018 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake
City. Building on the 2015 Mayo SGBM Summit, the 2018 Summit will host
professionals from across disciplines with a focus on integrating sex and
gender through IPE and competency-based education.  The Summit will provide
a travel stipend for one designated institutional representative from each
of the following disciplines: medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy,
public health, and dentistry. Registration details and poster submission
can be found here www.sghesummit2018.com

2. At the University of Kassel, Germany, Faculty of Electrical
Engineering/Computing, Research Center for Information System Design
(ITeG), Work Group “Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems” the following
position is to be filled:Research position (EG 13 TV-H), full time, fixed
term for 3 years (position for academic qualification according to § 65 HHG
i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG; the possibility of a doctorate/PhD
is given). The position is part of the research project "INTeGER:
Innovation through Gender in Computing". Please find the full job
description online at

stellenausschreibung-details/tx_ukstellenausschreibung/31044.html  Deadline
for applications is February 7th, 2018

*Some new research:*

1. *One and a half million medical papers reveal a link between author
gender and attention to gender and sex analysis:* Gender and sex analysis
is increasingly recognized as a key factor in creating better medical
research and health care. Using a sample of more than 1.5 million medical
research papers, our study examined the potential link between women’s
participation in medical science and attention to gender-related and
sex-related factors in disease-specific research. Adjusting for variations
across countries, disease topics and medical research areas, we compared
the participation of women authors in studies that do and do not involve
gender and sex analysis. Overall, our results show a robust positive
correlation between women’s authorship and the likelihood of a study
including gender and sex analysis. These findings corroborate discussions
of how women’s participation in medical science links to research outcomes,
and show the mutual benefits of promoting both the scientific advancement
of women and the integration of gender and sex analysis into medical
research. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0235-x

2. *Organ-on-a-Chip Systems for Women's Health Applications: *Biomedical
research, for a long time, has paid little attention to the influence of
sex in many areas of study, ranging from molecular and cellular biology to
animal models and clinical studies on human subjects. Many studies solely
rely on male cells/tissues/animals/humans, although there are profound
differences in male and female physiology, which can significantly impact
disease mechanisms, toxicity of compounds, and efficacy of pharmaceuticals.
In vitro systems have been traditionally very limited in their capacity to
recapitulate female-specific physiology and anatomy such as dynamic
sex-hormone levels and the complex interdependencies of female reproductive
tract organs. However, the advent of microphysiological organ-on-a-chip
systems, which attempt to recreate the 3D structure and function of human
organs, now gives researchers the opportunity to integrate cells and
tissues from a variety of individuals. Moreover, adding a dynamic flow
environment allows mimicking endocrine signaling during the menstrual cycle
and pregnancy, as well as providing a controlled microfluidic environment
for pharmacokinetic modeling. This review gives an introduction into
preclinical and clinical research on women's health and discusses where
organ-on-a-chip systems are already utilized or have the potential to
deliver new insights and enable entirely new types of studies.

3 *Essential metrics for assessing sex & gender integration in health
research proposals involving human participants:* Integrating sex and
gender in health research is essential to produce the best possible
evidence to inform health care. Comprehensive integration of sex and gender
requires considering these variables from the very beginning of the
research process, starting at the proposal stage. To promote excellence in
sex and gender integration, we have developed a set of metrics to assess
the quality of sex and gender integration in research proposals. These
metrics are designed to assist both researchers in developing proposals and
reviewers in making funding decisions. We developed this tool through an
iterative three-stage method involving 1) review of existing sex and gender
integration resources and initial metrics design, 2) expert review and
feedback via anonymous online survey (Likert scale and open-ended
questions), and 3) analysis of feedback data and collective revision of the
metrics. … http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/

4. *Sex Bias in Basic and Preclinical Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Research: *This
bias is present in studies completed in the United States and foreign
institutions, and the proportion of studies using only male participants
has actually increased over the 5-year period examined.

All best, Londa

Londa Schiebinger

Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine,
Engineering, and Environment Project

John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University



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