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!

NEW!! OSSD Connected - A Virtual Speaker Series

January 14, 2021 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

Join us for this OSSD inaugural event featuring Kaveeta Vasisht, MD, PharmD. Dr. Vasisht is the Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is responsible for directing the Office of Women's Health at the FDA. Under her leadership, the Office works to advance the health of women through scientific programs, policy development, research, education and outreach. For more details, click here.  Join us - registration is free (and required)!

Register Today!! 


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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