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Dr. Clayton and ORWH in the News Archive


  • Sex Differences And Pain External Web Site Policy
    Over the past 15 years, neuroscientists have pieced together one particular biological circuit that they think is involved in some chronic pain conditions. But work on this mechanism left out some important subjects: females. In Chemical & Engineering News, Dr. Janine Clayton comments on this new study that highlights the risk of ignoring sex in biomedical research. “The study is another in a growing number of examples showing how sex influences biology from cells to selves,” said Dr. Clayton. “Studies like this show that it’s vital to study both sexes.” (July 2015)
  • Hey, Medicine: Stop Ignoring the Existence of Women External Web Site Policy
    Dr. Janine Clayton talks to OZY about the importance of considering both sexes in preclinical research, and what it means for understanding female biology and women’s health. (May 2015)
  • The Surprisingly Simple Factor That Could Be Affecting Your Health External Web Site Policy
    The first step to preventing and treating illness is asking a simple question: What’s your sex? Learn why—and what it means for you in the March issue of Real Simple magazine, which includes Dr. Janine Clayton. (March 2015)
  • In a podcast by the Academy of Women’s Health External Web Site Policy in partnership with NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, Dr. Janine Clayton talks about women of color and their unique health needs, and how the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition, can assist clinicians in providing person-centered care for diverse populations of women. She joins Dr. Susan Kornstein, the Academy of Women’s Health President and Journal of Women’s Health Editor and Dr. George A. Mensah, Director, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, for this discussion. View podcast transcript. (March 2015)



  • Global Health Matters External Web Site Policy
    Dr. Clayton answers questions about the role of gender in global health research in this issue of Global Health Matters, NIH’s Fogarty International Center’s newsletter. (September 2013)
  • Women’s Health — Respect at Last External Web Site Policy
    Dr. Clayton and other women’s health advocates discuss issues pertinent to the expanding field of women’s health. (September-October 2013)
  • Congressional Briefing: What’s Ailing America? Shorter Lives, Poorer Health External Web Site Policy
    This issue of COSSA Washington Update features expert discussion relating to the report, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, including Dr. Clayton’s reflections on how the findings and research recommendations relate to women in America. (October 7, 2013)
  • An Eye on Gender and Health External Web Site Policy
    In the Johns Hopkins University Arts & Sciences Magazine, alum Dr. Clayton talks about her path to becoming an advocate for women’s health. (Spring 2013)
  • Women’s Health: More than ‘Bikini Medicine’ External Web Site Policy
    On National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin, Dr. Clayton discusses the changing field of women’s health and how it’s much broader than reproductive health. (March 25, 2013)
  • The Drug-Dose Gender Gap External Web Site Policy
    Studies have shown that women respond differently than men to many drugs, from aspirin to anesthesia. Dr. Clayton emphasizes that there is much to be learned and that the case of zolpidem is just the “tip of the iceberg.” (January 28, 2013)
This page last reviewed on July 2, 2015

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