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Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MS The Center for Women’s Health Research Chair Judith Regensteiner Kerry Hildreth, MD Larry Cahill

Welcome to the Center for Women’s Health Research


Welcome t​o the Center for Women's Health Research​

Doing research to ​prevent, treat and cure 
cardiovascular disease and diabetes in women​


Annual Community Luncheon: What do sex differences have to do with it? 

New Seed Grants Awarded​!

The Center for Women’s Health Research has awarded six new seed grants to eight scientists studying topics related to women’s health and sex differences. The awardees include:

Petter Bjornstad, MD. Dr. Bjornstad’s study will focus on sex-specific metabolic and hemodynamic mechanisms underlying the development of diabetic kidney disease in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 

Josiane Broussard, PhD. Dr. Broussard will examine insulin sensitivity in muscle and fat tissue before and after insufficient sleep in both men and women to better understanding the role of sex differences during insufficient sleep, and to define therapeutic targets to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes when sleep loss is unavoidable. 

Tanya Halliday, PhD, RD. Dr. Halliday will evaluate how physical activity type (aerobic vs. resistance exercise) influences food intake and hormone production. 

Natalie Nokoff, MD. Dr. Nokoff will study the effects of pubertal blockade and testosterone therapy on insulin sensitivity and vascular health in female-to-male transgender adolescents.

Michael Rudolph, PhD. Dr. Rudolph will investigate how the quality of dietary fats consumed by overweight and obese mothers affects infant metabolism and risk of infant obesity through breastfeeding. 

Emily Su, MDYingchun Li, MD, PhD​ and Xianzhong Meng, MD, PhD. In their interdisciplinary grant, Drs. Su, Li and Meng will focus on understanding the molecular foundations that determine the regulation of normal and abnormal placental blood flow.


9th Annual Women's Health Research Day

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Join us for an evening of insightful discussion at the 9th Annual Women's Health Research Day! This year's keynote speaker: Molly Carnes, MD, MS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Carnes will deliver an hour-long address entitled "Implicit Bias: Soup to Nuts," followed by a poster session and reception.

For more information, click here.

To submit a poster, click here​. Abstracts and other submission materials due September 14.​



Wendy Koh​rt, PhD named inaugural Nancy Anschutz Endowed Chair In Women's Health Research

We are thrilled that CWHR Co-Associate Director, Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD has been named the inaugural recipient of the Nancy Anschutz Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research. CU Anschutz now has two of the nation’s 20 endowed chairs in women’s health research. Read more...​


Kristen Boyle, PhD

CWHR supported researcher Kristen Boyle, PhD, featured in Time magazine about her research on maternal programming of fetal stem cells.

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