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Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs)

Scientific Interest Groups represent the social networking within WHI designed to optimize WHI resources by:

  • Stimulating scientific exchange

  • Encouraging productive collaboration within specific topic areas

  • Advancing science by developing innovative scientific papers and ancillary studies

  • Providing opportunities to engage current and new scientists to WHI

  • Coordinating activities in an area of mutual scientific interest

These groups meet regularly by conference call to accomplish these objectives. Each SIG has its own website to facilitate collaboration. To learn more about a particular SIG, and to gain access to that SIG's website, please contact the chairperson of the relevant SIG, listed below.

WHI currently hosts SIGs pertaining to the following topic areas:

  
  
  
  
Aging: Cognition & Functional StatusRappStevesrapp@wakehealth.edu
Atrial FibrillationPerezMarcomvperez@stanford.edu
Bone/Fracture & Body CompositionCrandallCarolynccrandall@mednet.ucla.edu
Bone/Fracture & Body Composition; Obesity & DiabetesWactawski-WendeJeanjww@buffalo.edu
CancerSimonMichaelsimonm@karmanos.org
Cardiovascular Disease; Physical Activity/Body CompositionStefanickMarciastefanick@stanford.edu
Genetics, Proteomics & BiomarkersAssimesThemistocles (Tim)tassimes@stanford.edu
Genetics, Proteomics & BiomarkersCartyCaraccarty@whi.org
Heart FailureKleinLiviuLiviu.Klein@ucsf.edu
Minority and Health DisparitiesCeneCrystalcrystal_cene@med.unc.edu
Nutrition/Energy BalanceNeuhouserMarianmneuhous@whi.org
Obesity & DiabetesTinkerLesleyltinker@whi.org
Physical & Built EnvironmentsWhitselEriceric_whitsel@unc.edu
Psychosocial & Behavioral HealthNaughtonMichellemichelle.naughton@osumc.edu