Incorporating Sex and Gender Considerations Into Research: Trainee Workshop

Please register for this event below, scheduled for June 18 from 9 am-noon. A second survey is required to participate in this event, please click the button below to complete this questionnaire. 

Join the Libin Cardiovascular Institute for a virtual trainee workshop, “Incorporating Sex and Gender Considerations into Your Research," on June 18 from 9 am-noon. Keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Shansky, an associate professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, will present, “Understand the considerations and importance of using sex as a biological variable in biomedical research.”  

Following Dr. Shansky’s presentation, participants will take part in a series of breakout sessions where they will receive hands-on coaching on their own research project from world-class experts on incorporating sex and gender considerations into research.  

The workshop is open to all trainees from the Cumming School of Medicine and other Institutions. Priority will be given to Libin Cardiovascular Institute and CSM trainees. Registration closes May 28. 

By the end of the Libin Sex and Gender Trainee Workshop: Incorporating Sex and Gender Considerations into Your Research participants will be equipped to:

  • Identify the difference between sex and gender in research

Sessions: 

  • Session 1: Implement the considerations needed to properly include sex and gender within their own research designs
  • Session 2: Implement the considerations needed to properly include sex and gender considerations in their data collection and analysis
Dr. Rebecca Shansky, PhD

Speaker Bio

Dr. Rebecca Shansky earned her PhD in Neurobiology at Yale University and completed postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Psychology Department at Northeastern University in 2011. She directs the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior, where her team uses rodent models to explore the links between brain structure and function, focusing on how individual differences in response to trauma shape long-term memories. She is a vocal advocate for gender and sex equity in experimental design, highlighted recently in her Science Magazine Perspective piece, “Are hormones a ‘female problem’ for animal research?”  

Read Dr. Shanksy's paper

Register for Workshop

Please complete the following form to register for the 2021 Libin Sex and Gender Trainee Workshop: Incorporating Sex and Gender Considerations into Your Research. A second survey is required to participate in this event. See above for a link to this survey.