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    To learn more about the WHEC fellowship, please email Lynn Levesque at WHEC@lifespan.org.  

  • WHEC Ongoing Research

  • Our research goals are to initiate gender-based research within the department, using existing research resources and expertise, and to initiate a number of WHEC-sponsored research projects.

    • We performed a gender-based analysis of stress test utilization in the Chest Pain Unit with Anthony Napoli, MD, which was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

    • We have completed a gender-based analysis of data pooled from three alcohol-related studies conducted within the Injury Prevention Center, which was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

    • A collaborative project is ongoing with Women & Infants triage on how specialty training influences the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease.

    • We are currently mentoring a number of women’s health projects including:

      • A study on utilization of cross-sectional imaging on pregnant trauma patients
      • How gender influences sepsis quality markers
      • How gender impacts receptivity to technology-based health information
      • A number of case-studies that highlight clinical application of the “gender lens”
       

    In This Case: Sex and Gender Case Studies

    These case studies aim to feature patient challenges that demonstrate a specific sex and/or gender sensitivity by identifying evidence based, medical concern that improves clinical care and ultimately outcomes for women and men. They are published online at the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative.

    Do you have a Patient Case Study that reflects a sex and/or gender specific difference in clinical care? All submissions should be directed to: In This Case Editor: Alyson J. McGregor, MD, at amcgregor@lifespan.org.