Sabine OERTELT-PRIGIONE, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Monday, January 21 2019 / Amphitheater BDD, Institut Curie, Paris Sabine OERTELT-PRIGIONE, Strategic Chair for Gender in Primary and Transmural Care, Radboud University Dörthe Nickel (LIBRA) and Geneviève Almouzni (LabEx DEEP and LIBRA)

Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, MD MSc PhD, is the strategic chair for gender in primary and transmural care at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Before this she worked at Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, at the University of California at Davis, USA, and at the University of Milan, Italy. She is specialized in internal medicine, public health and gender medicine and trained as an organizational consultant. She has published widely on aspects of sex and gender in medicine and gender-sensitive prevention. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, member of numerous professional societies, expert counsel on the matter of sexual harassment prevention to German political institutions and pro-bono advisor for young scientists, non-profits and start-ups.

Dörthe Nickel (left) and Genevieve Almouzni (right) with Sabine Oertelt-Prigione (center) at the Institut Curie. Dr. Oertelt-Prignione, Strategic Chair for Gender in Primary and Transmural Care at the Radboundumc (Netherlands), was invited by EU-life LIBRA and the LabEx DEEP to talk about integrating sex and gender into biomedical research. She discussed the impact of the examiner’s sex on the behavior of lab animals – “exposure of mice and rats to male but not female experimenters produces pain inhibition thus experimenter sex can affect baseline responses in behavioral testing”. Definitely food for thought!

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