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The Women’s Health Initiative is a landmark study that has had a huge impact on medical practice and public health.

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Dr. JoAnn Manson, Champion of Women’s Health, to Receive Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Woman Award

Dr. JoAnn Manson, Champion of Women’s Health, to Receive Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Woman Award

9/27/2022
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, MACP, whose pioneering research has contributed to the understanding of the causes of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, is the 2022 recipient of the Alma Dea Morani Renaissance Woman Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation.
Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson receives Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson receives Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association

8/24/2022
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a professor of health policy and management (School of Public Health) and associate of the Center for Health Equity (School of Medicine) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
WHI Science Accelerator At-Large

WHI Science Accelerator At-Large

8/3/2022
If you are interested in placing your name forward for consideration as the WHI Science Accelerator at Large or would like to nominate someone for this role, please carefully read through the attached documents and complete the nomination form. If you plan to nominate someone other than yourself, you must seek their agreement prior to submitting their name. The selected candidate will assume his or her role on December 1, 2022.
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Recent Publications

The portfolio diet and incident type 2 diabetes: Findings from the Women's Health Initiative prospective cohort study

Andrea Glenn et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36162007

Sleep duration, plasma metabolites, and obesity and diabetes: A metabolome-wide association study in US women

Celine Vetter et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36130143

Constitutional BRCA1 methylation and risk of incident triple-negative breast cancer and high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Per Eystein Lonning et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36074460

Differences in metabolomic profiles between Black and White women and risk of coronary heart disease: an observational study of women from four US cohorts

Jie Hu et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36052690

Estrogen therapy and breast cancer in randomized clinical trials: a narrative review

Kathy Pan et al., 2022/9 PubMed #35969882

Association of sleep duration and insomnia with metabolic syndrome and its components in the Women's Health Initiative

Rita Peila et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36104689

The association of epigenetic age acceleration and multimorbidity at age 90 in the Women’s Health Initiative

Purva Jain et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36107798

Racial differences in anthropometric measures as risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer

Fengge Wang et al., 2022/9 PubMed #36129619

Dietary protein sources, mediating biomarkers, and incidence of type 2 diabetes: Findings From the Women's Health Initiative and the UK Biobank

Jie Li et al., 2022/8 PubMed #35713602

Genetic admixture and cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal Hispanic women

Lorena Garcia et al., 2022/8 PubMed #35961613

Proton pump inhibitor use and obesity- associated cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative

Tarah Ballinger et al., 2022/8 PubMed #35968582

Long term dietary intervention influence on physical activity in the Women’s Health Initiative randomized dietary modification trial

Kathy Pan et al., 2022/7 PubMed #35821536

Associations of health-related quality of life and sleep disturbance with cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

Alexi Vasbinder et al., 2022/7 PubMed #35816026

Association of neighborhood walk score with accelerometer-measured physical activity varies by neighborhood socioeconomic status in older women

Rebecca Seguin et al., 2022/7 PubMed #36161128

Sleep and affective disorders in relation to Parkinson's disease risk among older women from the Women's Health Initiative

Hind Baydoun et al., 2022/6 PubMed #35752216

Psychotropic medication use and Parkinson's disease risk amongst older women

Hind Baydoun et al., 2022/6 PubMed #35748105

Absolute risk of oropharyngeal cancer after an HPV16-E6 serology test and potential implications for screening: Results from the human papillomavirus cancer cohort consortium

Hilary Robbins et al., 2022/6 PubMed #35700419

Optimism, lifestyle, and longevity in a racially diverse cohort of women

Hayami K. Koga et al., 2022/6 PubMed #35674052

Inflammatory, oxidative stress, and cardiac damage biomarkers and radiation-induced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Alexi Vasbinder et al., 2022/5 PubMed #35527686

Role of dietary patterns and acculturation in cancer risk and mortality among postmenopausal Hispanic women: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)

Melissa Lopez-Pentecost et al., 2022/4 PubMed #35602929

Biomarkers for components of dietary protein and carbohydrate with application to chronic disease risk among postmenopausal women

Ross Prentice et al., 2022/4 PubMed #35015878

Gallbladder disease and risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women: A Women’s Health Initiative study

Adams Ako et al., 2022/4 PubMed #35434732

Mortality associated with healthy eating index components and an empirical healthy eating index in a cohort of postmenopausal women

Ross Prentice et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35289897

Multivitamins in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease: the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) randomized clinical trial

JoAnn Manson et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35294969

Biomarker-calibrated red and combined red and processed meat intakes with chronic disease risk in a cohort of postmenopausal women

Ross Prentice et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35289908

Effect of cocoa flavanol supplementation for the prevention of cardiovascular disease events: the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) randomized clinical trial

Howard Sesso et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35294962

Lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors associated with heart failure subtypes in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

Kerryn Reding et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35492810

Association of infertility with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease among postmenopausal participants in the Women's Health Initiative

Gaya Murugappan et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35305814

Predictors of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among participants in the Women's Health Initiative

Jonathan Fix et al., 2022/3 PubMed #35301881

Multi-ethnic GWAS and fine-mapping of glycemic traits identify novel loci in the PAGE Study

Carolina Downie et al., 2022/3 PubMed #34951656

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