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Women's Health Outreach Guide: Reports and News

The Women’s Health LibGuide aims to provide information resources that offer support and a collaborative forum to learn more about women’s health issues from expert sources.


Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG

Tiffany Moore Simas named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Read about Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics and director of the Division of Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, who was just named the next Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine. Story from UMass Med Now.


Honored at the 14th annual Faculty Awards Luncheon were (l to r), Linda Weinreb, Tiffany Moore Simas, Sherry Pagoto, Sonia Chimienti, Sara Shields, Ruthann Rizzi and Amy B. Wachholtz.

14th Annual Women's Faculty Awards Luncheon

 Read about the Women honored at the 14th annual lunch for their extraordinary work and dedicated service.  Story from UMass Med Now.

Grant to expand women’s health resources, promote leadership

Article in UMass Med Now about the project - April 2014


UMMS studies gender bias with $750,000 National Science Foundation grant


Sex-Specific Medical Research: Why Women’s Health Can’t Wait

A Report of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Report looked at four diseases – heart disease, depression, Alzheimer’s and lung cancer – and how detection, treatment, and prevention was transformed by sex-specific research. The report also dicusses how women are often left out or underrepresented in everything from basic biomedical research to clinical trials, also noting that sex specific data, when collected, is not often published.

Women’s Health Curricula: Final Report on Expert Panel Recommendations for Interprofessional Collaboration across the Health Professions

Published in May 2013 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women’s Health. The purpose of the study and resulting detailed report was to summarize recent literature and current state of  women’s health curricula across health professions, identify key strategies for interprofessional collaboration, and to develop a dissemination plan to share findings from the report and create greater awareness of women’s health education needs.

Women’s Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise

"Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women’s health research—in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women.

In this report, the IOM finds that women’s health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women’s health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all."

Highlights of NIH Women's Health and Sex Differences Research 1990-2010

Report from the Office of Research on Women's Health in collaboration with the NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women's Health.