Welcome to the OSSD!

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a unique scientific organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.


Benefits of OSSD Membership

Among many reasons to join OSSD, here are just a few:

  • Education and networking
  • Discount on annual meeting registration
  • Strong trainee support with numerous travel and poster awards!

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OSSD 2021 Awards

The OSSD is deeply committed to the advancement and support of trainee members.  The OSSD currently offers numerous awards to trainees including the Florence P. Haseltine Best Poster AwardsElizabeth Young New Investigator Award, and Virtual Travel, and First Time Attendee, to support a diverse attendance our annual meeting.  Trainees that are the presenting author and are currently or choose to become a member of the society can apply for these awards at the time of abstract submission, prior to the annual meeting. These award categories will be decided prior to the meeting by the Awards Committee, based on the abstracts that are submitted. We will also offer Poster Awards, which will be decided at the meeting based on evaluation of poster presentations. Finally, we will offer Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate attendee awards to cover attendance at the meeting by interested URM undergraduates. 


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Message from OSSD President, Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D.

Rhonda Voskuhl M.D. is the current President of the OSSD. She holds the Jack H. Skirball Chair and is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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