2019 OSSD Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2019 OSSD Awards!


2019 Travel Award Recipients:

Sandra Aguilar Gomez, PhD Student, Columbia University
Giving birth under the weather: Heat waves and perinatal care

Aline de Souza, Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University 
Long-term consequences of severe food restriction on the heart of female fischer rats

Allison Nunez, PhD Student, University at Albany, SUNY
The race to last place: The pace of career progression among women and underrepresented minorities

Jenil Patel, Resident, Mayo Clinic
Women with sjogrens syndrome and low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk for cardiac and autoimmune diseases and chronic pain

Emily Rothwell, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Sex differences in cognitive performance in aging common marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus)

John Sousou, MD student, Mayo Clinic
Sex differences in vitamin D deficiency and/or supplementation in hypertensive patients

Lisa Taxier, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
APOE genotype and sex influence memory and the hippocampus in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

2019 Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award Recipients:

Brittany Osborne, PhD Student, University of Deleware
Sex differences in microglia-neural signaling and learning following early-life immune activation in the juvenile rat

Aarti Mishra, PhD Student, University of Southern California 
Sex differences in metabolic aging of the brain in humanized APOE-4 knock-in rats: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease

Nithyananda Thorenoor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Differential impact of co-expressed SP-A1/SP-A2 protein on AM miRNome

Ryan Arathimos, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Impact of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) on the human phenome: A scan of over 21,000 traits in ~300,000 participants of UK Biobank 

2019 NIH ORWH and OSSD Science Policy Scholar Travel Award Recipient:

Anna Levinsson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Montreal Heart Institute & Université de Montréal, Canada
Pharmacogenomics call for sex-sensitive drug safety and effectiveness policy reform


Congratulations to all!