Save the Date
OSSD 2014, April 24-26 Minneapolis MN.
in the heart of the mid-west, is a hub for science and technology
and hosts a vibrant nightlife, a world class orchestra, art museums,
theater, sports teams (baseball will be in season, go TWINS!) and, of
course, the Mall of America.
The 2014 OSSD meeting will take place at The Commons Hotel, a newly
renovated hotel located on the University of Minnesota campus. It
is within easy access to restaurants and activities by free
shuttle. The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport (MSP) is an international
airport with direct flights to and from major cities around the country
Robert Meisel, in collaboration with Sharon Allen and Marilyn Carroll of
the University of Minnesota and Virginia Miller of Mayo Clinic, will be
your local hosts. Gillian Einstein from the
University of Toronto will be the Program Chair. The program will consist
of trainee workshops and how-to sessions, and world-renowned keynote and
capstone speakers. It will also feature the Specialized Centers for Research on
Sex Differences as well as Young Investigator presentations. This
meeting is a must-attend for investigators in sex-differences research!
Submit your proposal for a symposium using this template to Gillian Einstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by June 28th, 2013.
Highlights from the OSSD 2013 Annual Meeting
2013 in Weehawken, NJ was a resounding success. This was the first
year that the meeting was organized solely by the membership of the
OSSD. We were very happy to see around 200 participants attend the
12 symposia, 3 special lectures, and 2 poster sessions. We are
especially grateful to our fantastic Program Chair, Kevin Beck, who
together with a terrific team of symposia chairs put together a stellar
slate of presenters. Inspired by the meeting, several presenter and
attendees joined OSSD on the spot.
Trainees continue to serve a central role in the OSSD Annual Meeting
program. This year, trainee awards were presented in three
different categories: Elizabeth Young New Investigator Symposia
Presentations, Travel Awards, and the Florence Haseltine Poster
Presenters in the New Investigator Symposium were Sienmi Du, Di K
Nguyen, Amutha Selvamani, Marianne Seney, and Michael Lombardo.
Travel Awardees were Tuck Ngun, Nicole Nowak-Saenz, Tychele Turner,
Jill Weathington, Shayna Williams-Burris, and Lauren Wright.
Florence Haseltine Poster Awards and honorable mentioning went to
graduate students Bharti Manwani (winner) and Sienmi Du and to postdocs
Laure Case (winner) and Amutha Selvamani.
We are especially grateful to Florence Haseltine for her continued and
enthusiastic support of our trainees.
OSSD Council Nominations
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is seeking
nominations for four Councilor positions and one Young Investigator
These individuals serve on the OSSD Council and provide important
feedback and input to the OSSD Executive Board, the President, the
President-Elect, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer regarding the
development of scientific and educational programs for the members of the
OSSD. Significant policy decisions of the OSSD are made by vote of
Council. Councilors are expected to attend the annual meeting,
which includes a Board Meeting, and to participate in discussions with
the leadership throughout the year as appropriate.
The term for Councilor is 3 years, and the term for Young
Investigator Councilor is 2 years. The Young Investigator Councilor
should be a student or trainee member. This is a great opportunity
to get involved in a fast-growing organization!
Interested individuals should send a short biosketch and contact
information to Peg McCarthy at email@example.com
by July 12th, 2013.
Recently published in the 'BSD'
Sex differences in
stress-related receptors: "micro" differences with
"macro" implications for mood and anxiety disorders
A Bangasser Biology of Sex Differences 2013, 4:2 (21
Abstract | Full text | PDF |
Sex-specific risk of
cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline: pregnancy and menopause
M Miller, Vesna D Garovic, Kejal Kantarci, Jill N Barnes, Muthuvel
Jayachandran, Michelle M Mielke, Michael J Joyner, Lynne T Shuster, Walter
A Rocca Biology of Sex Differences 2013, 4:6 (28 March
| Full Text | PDF | ePUB | PubMed
your next manuscript to the Biology of Sex Differences.
Beene NeuroDiscovery Challenge. In
collaboration with the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR),
Meryl Comer, of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative
launched the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge,
entitled "MIND THE DATA: Search for Gender Based
Differences in Alzheimer's Disease" at the 2013 SWHR Gala
in support of WomenAgainstAlzheimer's. The Challenge
aims to identify male/female differences in the pathogenesis and
presentation of Alzheimer's disease in the pre-symptomatic, early
symptomatic and late stages of AD. Submit your proposal by August 31,
2013 for a chance to win the Challenge. For details and to submit
your entry, visit the Challenge website.
the OSSD. OSSD is an independent
non-profit organization that fosters unique interdisciplinary
opportunities for investigators interested in sex-based
biology. There is no other scientific organization that
provides basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and epidemiologists
with a comparable opportunity to share research related to sex
differences across disciplines. If you haven't done so
already, experience this for yourself by becoming
an OSSD member and attending the upcoming annual meeting.