Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) Annual Meeting Keynote Address
Date and Time– December 14, 2021, 11:00 AM EST
The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences, or SCORE, program is the only NIH cooperative agreement program supporting disease-agnostic research on sex differences. Each center serves as a national resource for translational research to identify the role of biological sex differences in the health of women. At this year’s SCORE Annual Meeting, Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will present the keynote address: “Extracellular Vesicles as Stress Signals: Identifying Novel Biomarkers in Maternal and Fetal Health.”
Keynote address only. Remainder of the event is a business meeting for SCORE investigators.
Each center in the SCORE program serves as a national resource for translational research, at multiple levels of analysis, to identify the role of biological sex differences in the health of women. These NIH-supported Centers of Excellence are vital hubs for research on sex and gender that also provide pilot funding, training, and education. SCORE investigators provide leadership in the development and promotion of standards and policies for the consideration of sex as a biological variable (SABV) and sex differences in biomedical research. They identify the contributions of biological sex to health outcomes and apply this knowledge to the development of the next generation of interventions and medical treatments, leading to improvements in women’s health. More information about the SCORE program can be found here.