OSSD 2019 Meeting: May 5-8 in Washington, DC
We hope everyone had a great #ossd2018 meeting in Atlanta and look forward to seeing you all again May 5-8, 2019 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, DC. This will be the 2nd international meeting of the OSSD with the International Gender Medicine Society.
Visit the OSSD website to learn more about the 2019 meeting.
Sex Differences, Dimorphisms, Divergences: Impact on Brain and Behavior in Health and Disease, Erice, Sicily, Italy, May 20-25, 2019
Sex differences in lower urinary tract biology and physiology
This review article provides insights into the biological differences between males and females at the cellular level, distinction which is often overlooked. In examining lower urinary tract bladder cells in males and females, the authors examine the impact of these sex-specific variations and identify important future directions for research in this area. Visit the blog from the Society for Women's Health Research to read more about the Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women research network that submitted the article.
Tissue-specific pathways and networks underlying sexual dimorphism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Using a mouse model, multi-omics, and big data, researchers at University of California-Los Angeles examined genetic and molecular pathways and their roles in the onset of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to reveal key sex differences in disease etiology and progression. Read more about how the authors harnessed big data to tackle the question of sex differences in NAFLD in their blog.
BSD-OSSD annual award
Biology of Sex Differences, and the Organization for Study of Sex Differences have established an annual award to highlight the best research published in the journal by OSSD members.
The 2017 winner is Dr. Joanna Floros for the paper by George T. Noutsios, Nithyananda Thorenoor, Xuesheng Zhang, David S. Phelps, Todd M. Umstead, Faryal Durrani and Joanna Floros and titled:
SP-A2 contributes to miRNA-mediated sex differences in response to oxidative stress: pro-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and anti-oxidant pathways are involved
Biology of Sex Differences 2017, 8:37 (4 December 2017)
Associate Editors' profiles
Barbara T Alexander, Associate Editor
Dr. Barbara T. Alexander is a Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. Alexander serves at the Basic Science Director for the NIH/COBRE funded Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research.
Kate Denton, Associate Editor
Professor Kate Denton is a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and Head, Cardiovascular Disease Program, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Vesna Garovic, Associate Editor
Dr. Garovic is Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, and holds joint appointments in Nephrology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as Chair for Research, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, and as Director, Clinical Research Office and Office of Clinical Trials, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
Radu Iliescu, Associate Editor
Georgios Kararigas, Associate Editor
G. Kararigas is a DZHK-Professor of Translational Gender Research with the Focus on Heart Failure at the Institute of Gender in Medicine of Charite University Hospital in Berlin. His primary research interests include mechanisms of sex differences in cardiovascular (patho)physiology, hormonal effects in the heart, gene expression and regulation.
Message from the OSSD President
Sabra Klein, President of OSSD
Sabra Klein, PhD, is the current President of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research.
‘The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is the only scientific research society dedicated to the study of sex as a biological variable. Through our annual meeting and publications from our members, we seek to promote knowledge that sex impacts every cell, pathway, organ, and disease state in the body. As the biomedical sciences continue to appreciate that the progression, prognosis, pathogenesis, and outcome of diverse diseases differ between the sexes, OSSD and the Biology of Sex Differences are at the forefront, serving as experts in this scientific endeavor.’
Society for Women's Health Research
2017 Journal Metrics
41.2 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
34.1 days to first decision for all manuscripts
128.1 days from submission to first acceptance
16.1 days from acceptance to publication
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