WAM’s New Grant Recipients Are on a Mission to Revolutionize Women’s Health Research
When it comes to science, inclusion is not just morally right, it’s a critical factor in making research results relevant and effective for everyone. But until about 25 years ago, essentially all health research was conducted on men. Researchers assumed that they could simply apply their male-only study results to females, dangerously overlooking fundamental differences between women and men. Luckily, thanks to organizations such as the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) at Cleveland Clinic and Society for Women’s Health Research, researchers have been playing catch-up ever since.
Over the past six years, WAM has funded 46 clinical studies at leading institutions around the country–including those of two new grant winners Dr. Lynn Berkis and Dr. Reena Mehra, both from Cleveland Clinic, announced on April 25 at The Power of Research: Bridging the Gap luncheon in Washington, D.C. WAM-funded studies have added to our basic understanding about why women are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and they have generated millions of dollars more to further advance this critical research forward.
We encourage you to learn more about Dr. Berkis and Dr. Mehra’s groundbreaking research projects that could open doors to new therapies for Alzheimer’s patients on WAM’s website.