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Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex,
and Gender Research

A collaboration among the Bloomberg School of Public Health,
the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing.




Seed Grants for Research on Sex/Gender Differences 

The Johns Hopkins Specialized Center for Research Excellence (SCORE) in Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII), in collaboration with the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, is proud to announce a call for three seed grants of $50,000 each to enable junior faculty to conduct research using a variety of methods related to sex and gender and the intersection of sex and gender.  Areas of research must broadly involve the immune system or inflammatory conditions and could include, but are not limited to aging, allergy, asthma, cancer, inflammatory diseases of diverse tissues and health conditions, autoimmunity, intersectionality, infectious diseases, pregnancy, COVID-19, the microbiome, and vaccinology.

The full RFA for this opportunity can be found here.

To apply, please complete this form using your JHED ID.

Applications are due on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions about completing this application, please contact Patrick Shea (, SADII-SCORE Research Program Coordinator.


COVID-19 Through a Sex and Gender Lens: Implications for Women’s Health and Wellbeing

On June 15, 2020 the Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research and the Johns Hopkins Specialized Center of Research Excellence in Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza were proud to host a virtual townhall about how the COVID-19 pandemic intersects with sex and gender and its implications for women’s health. It was an excellent morning and featured short talks by with a discussion moderated by Nancy Glass.

A recording of the event can be found here for any who missed it or would like to watch again: 

Seed Grants for Research on Sex and Gender Differences in Primary and Secondary Effects of COVID-19

The Johns Hopkins SADII-SCORE, in collaboration with the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, are proud to announce 2 recipients of Seed Grants for Research on Sex and Gender Differences in Primary and Secondary Effects of COVID-19: 
       Fenna Sillé, PhD – Assistant Professor, JHSPH Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
       Sex differences and the cytokine storm associated with COVID-19 Mortality
       Shannon Wood, PhD – Assistant Scientist, JHSPH Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
       COVID-19 Impact on Pregnant Women in Ethiopia: Understanding Unmet Needs for a Vulnerable Sub-Population      

Gender and COVID-19 Working Group

Spearheaded by the Johns Hopkins SADII-SCORE’s own Dr. Rosemary Morgan, a collaborative COVID-19 and Gender Working Group has worked to compile an ongoing list of resources related to the intersection of COVID-19 and sex/gender. To view the resources, please see the link below. To suggest resources to add, email Rosemary Morgan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (

Resources found here:

Gender and COVID-19 Group on Mendeley found here:



The Women’s Health Research Group began as an interdisciplinary group of faculty from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing who sought to promote collaborative research on women’s health and gender differences in health across the three institutions.

Launched in 2008, we host networking sessions throughout the academic year that are open to faculty and trainees at all levels, and an annual symposium that highlights new research from junior faculty and trainees.To be added to the WHRG email list, click here

quote I was able to find out more about research and clinical opportunities in women's health in the schools of Public Health and Medicine and at NIH for students and junior researchers.

- attendee at a WHRG event