Talk at Yale on Gender and Heart Disease

Saralyn Mark, M.D., senior medical advisor in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and an expert on women’s health and heart disease, will speak in New Haven December 13, 2005.

The talk, titled “Women’s Health: The Impact of Sex on Heart Disease — The Federal Perspective,” is sponsored by Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY).

Mark has given lectures around the world on this subject and is a frequent expert guest on national television. As senior medical advisor, Mark develops and analyzes initiatives and programs on sex- and gender-based medicine and women’s health on earth and in space. She also works with health care organizations and scientific agencies to increase their focus on these issues.

The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club at 193 Whitney Avenue.

The public is invited, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 203-764-6600 or email whresearch@yale.edu

WHRY is dedicated to communicating research results to the public as well as to the scientific and healthcare communities. The latest advances in women’s health are shared through community workshops and conferences, quarterly newsletters, the web site, and women’s health publications. An interdisciplinary research program, WHRY was founded to respond to the need for scientific information on women’s health and on gender-specific factors determining health. The program generates scientific investigations that broaden the scope of knowledge on human health and operates on the belief that making a difference in women’s lives will benefit every member of society. For more information about the program, please see www.yalewhr.org.

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