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Course 2

Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior

This second module, entitled Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior, applies the basic concepts presented in the first course to specific conditions and organ systems where sex and gender differences play a significant role.

Lessons

  1. Clinical Research Methodology
  2. Endocrine Effects on Immunity
  3. Drug Therapeutics during Pregnancy
  4. Understanding the Importance of Sex and Gender in Mental Health
  5. Autoimmunity, Autoimmune Disease, and Sex Bias
  6. Sex and Gender Differences in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Time to complete: 6 hours

CME Credit: Maximum 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Please see the continuing medical education page for more information about earning CME credits.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.


Learning Objectives
Course Authors
Course Planning Committee

Learning Objectives

Following the course, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Recognize the study designs that address sex and gender differences.
  2. Describe how the nervous and endocrine systems regulate steroid hormones.
  3. Identify the typical symptoms of mood disorders.
  4. Outline the challenges in drug therapeutics during pregnancy.
  5. Compare and contrast the broad and narrow definitions of autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases.

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Course Authors

The Course Writers and Course Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest or plan to discuss off-label or non-FDA approved drugs.

Mary A. Foulkes, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Depts. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Policy
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Cherié Butts, Ph.D.
Staff Fellow
FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Donald R. Mattison, M.D.
Chief, Obstetrics and Pediatric Pharmacology Branch
NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Donna E. Stewart, M.D., D.Psych.
Professor and Chair of Women’s Health
Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto

Michael D. Lockshin, M.D.
Professor and Director
The Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery

Margaret M. Heitkemper, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor
Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing

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Course Planning Committee

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.
Associate Director for Research on Women's Health
Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health
NIH

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.
Deputy Director
NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health

Eleanor Hanna, Ph.D., NIH Activity Director
Associate Director for Special Projects and Centers
NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health

Angela Bates, M.B.A.
Program Analyst
NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health

Mary Foulkes, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist
NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health

Deborah Kallgren
Health Programs Coordinator
FDA, Office of Women’s Health

Virginia Giroux, M.S.N.
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Deputy Director, Division of Training and Development
FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

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