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Science of Sex and Gender In Human Health

August 23rd, 2013 by Amy Studer

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As a student, clinician or researcher in medical or health sciences, you probably already know that illness and treatment can have different results depending on a person’s gender. But maybe you want to learn more about how gender differences impact research.

Watch this video to learn more about the free online courses you can take at The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health website, developed by the NIH and FDA.

Course offerings include:

  • The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Difference
  • Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior

Visit The Science of Sex and Gender Online Site at:

Free CME credit is available.

Revised Intl Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research

August 5th, 2013 by Mary Wood

NIH  OER  OLAW .  Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-096

Implementation of the Revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals

Notice provides guidance to Public Health Service (PHS) awardee institutions on implementation of the revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS).

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals  requires that institutions have an approved Animal Welfare Assurance before conducting activities involving live vertebrate animals.  Institutional assurance is partially met by  Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) accreditation.  The Guiding Principles were developed in 1985 and revised in 2012 to provide a framework of responsibility and oversight to ensure the appropriate use of animals, and used as reference for both PHS and AAALAC.

olaw….Comments on Guiding Principles through September 30, 2013