Date Posted: October 17, 2022

The latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH explores oral health. The feature story discusses sex and gender differences in oral health and NIH efforts to support diversity in the dental, oral, and craniofacial workforce. A guest editorial by Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, D.D.S., Ph.D., Deputy Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, discusses oral health disparities.   

The “Scientist Spotlight” article features Patricia Silveyra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. She is a Principal Investigator who leads an NIH-funded program. Her laboratory studies sex-specific mechanisms of lung inflammation triggered by exposure to air pollution.  

Additional articles in this issue describe ongoing efforts across several major ORWH initiatives—including the 6th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium, which highlighted the inequities faced by women in biomedicine that have been exacerbated by the pandemic—and journal articles related to oral health during pregnancy and how HPV affects risks for oral and gynecological cancers. 

Access the issue here.

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